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ERIC Number: ED037505
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 83
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Strategies for Success in Compensatory Education: An Appraisal of Evaluation Research.
McDill, Edward L.; And Others
This study addresses itself to the quality of evaluation research on compensatory education programs, the knowledge based on such evaluations as to the effectiveness of compensatory education, and the implications of the data that need to be examined for future planning of such programs and for designing studies to test their effectiveness. Research findings on Head Start, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title I, and Upward Bound programs, along with 11 locally funded programs are described and reviewed. Most notable, reportedly, of the locally funded programs are the Bereiter-Engelmann Academic Program (1964, Champaign, Illinois) and the Peabody College Early Training Project (1959, Nashville, Tennessee), which are also described in detail. Recommendations for fund allocations favor the support of programs with careful evaluative techniques built in (or "control programs") and a small number of speculative and high risk programs which could proceed without excessive review and with slow evaluation; the pressing need for effective compensatory education is cited as justifying novel experiment programs. Also recommended is the treatment of the large majority of programs as falling into a category of compromise in regard to program specificity. (KG)
Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, Md. 21218 ($1.95)
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