ERIC Number: ED368483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Using the Delphi Technique with Stakeholders To Develop a Definition of After-School Enrichment for Elementary Children.
Powell, H. Grant
This practicum sought to develop a consensus definition of what an after-school enrichment program should be, utilizing the Delphi Research Technique, which is designed to collect and synthesize group opinion in an anonymous, interactive, self-repeating, and self-adjusting manner. Three rounds of questionnaires were sent to 31 teachers, school administrators, parents, children, and public officials. Round 1 questionnaires were open-ended, and were returned by 21 participants. Round 2 questionnaires contained statements of specific program attributes gathered in the first round that could be modified, supported, or rejected by the participants. Seventeen completed this stage. Round 3 questionnaires asked the participants to rank-order the 5 most important attributes of an after-school enrichment program, and was completed by 17 participants. The result was a common definition of an ideal after-school enrichment program for elementary school students. (Two appendixes include copies of stakeholder correspondence and the after-school enrichment questionnaire.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Consensus; Program Characteristics
Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.