ERIC Number: ED247320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Stakeholder Input in a Large System.
Kuzmyn, Zenon J.; Collet, Leverne S.
The intent of this paper is to illustrate the use of stakeholder information in evaluating a school program. The material presented is part of a comprehensive formative evaluation of a crisis intervention program operated by a suburban school district situated near a large industrial city in the Midwest. The crisis intervention program provided counseling services to high school students experiencing personal problems, such as substance abuse, parental drinking, sexual abuse, grief and loss, and depression and suicide. The project illustrates the feasibility of a "triangulation of evidence" technique in which behavioral information from case records is used to supplement interview and questionnaire responses of various stakeholder groups. The term stakeholders as used here specifically includes the recipients of the service as well as third party groups impacted by the program. The illustrative study is followed by a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the present approach, and considerations regarding replication. The appendix is comprised of numerous tables dealing with choice of professional to intervene with various problems. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).