ERIC Number: ED057223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-11
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Evaluations of the War on Poverty: Status and Prospects at the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Grosse, Robert N.; And Others
This report examines the quality and rigor of evaluation practices at the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), and the extent to which evaluation results have influenced program design and operation. Because of the innovative nature of the programs, and a resulting lack of reliable data, past attempts at comprehensive evaluation have been somewhat unsuccessful. A current series of evaluations is attempting to overcome earlier shortcomings. Summaries of case studies of evaluations practices in eight programs are presented: (1) Head Start, (2) Vista, (3) Neighborhood Health Centers, (4) Adult Basic Education, (5) Upward Bound, (6) Neighborhood Youth Corps (Out of School), (7) Job Corps, and (8) Legal Services. Future institutional and organizational changes in OEO are projected. The study concludes that the payoff from comprehensive evaluation of program-wide impact is great enough to justify the high cost and difficulties involved. This report is part of a series available as ED 041 979 and VT 014 297-014 300. (BH)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Employment Programs, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Federal Programs, On the Job Training, Poverty Programs, Program Evaluation
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Sponsor: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Arlington, VA.