ERIC Number: ED072543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Second Year Evaluation of an American Management Association Pilot Program: Adapting and Testing Business Management Development Programs for Educational Administrators. Evaluation Report.
Chabotar, Kent J.; Montgomery, Stephen H.
This report presents a 2-year, longitudinal evaluation of the effects of a major training program on two State Educational agencies and four local educational agencies. The program was designed to improve the process of organizational planning in educational systems. The evaluation procedure involved interviewing top administrators who underwent training four times over a 2-year period. Questionnaires were administered to these and to 40 additional key personnel. Additionally, an analysis was conducted of documents and samples that were produced through the training program and of the extent to which they were implemented. Assessed were 429 measures, including 133 measures of written documents produced through the training program and 296 produced through interviews/questionnaires. The achievement of the training program as evidenced by written documents proved to be only modestly successful. An assessment of the 296 interview/questionnaire measures found that in 36 cases the program in organizational planning had produced negative effects, in 222 cases it had produced no effects, and 38 cases positive effects. The findings indicated that as a result of the training program, top administrators and key decisionmakers at both the State educational agency level and at the local educational agency level did not, in general, change either their beliefs about organizational planning or their perceptions of how planning might be pursued by the organization. (Author/JF)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Maxwell Graduate School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.