ERIC Number: ED072541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jul-1
Reference Count: 0
Use of Incentive Project. Final Evaluation Report.
Four school districts were identified and selected to participate in the incentive project. One school each in Duval County, Florida; San Antonio, Texas; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Oakland, California was selected as an implementation site for either the teacher model of the teacher/parent model. Contracts were drafted for each site for payment of incentives to teachers and/or parents. This report evaluates the success of the project in general and at each of the sites in an attempt to synthesize the results into some generalizations about the impact of the Project as a change agent separate from its impact on results. General conclusions drawn by the evaluators indicate that the change process impact of the project is largely a function of (1) local environment, (2) pay scales, (3) school site administration and management styles, and (4) geographic characteristics. Differences in models -- i.e., "parent/teacher" vis-a-vis "teacher" did not seem to have as much effect as did the above factors. An analysis of hypotheses for each site is also included. Related documents are EA 004 804 and EA 004 875. (Author/JF)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Experiments, Incentives, Mathematics Instruction, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Evaluation, Reading Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Turnkey Systems, Inc., Washington, DC.