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ERIC Number: ED079339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 31
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Performance Contracting Overview.
Wohlferd, Gerald H.
Conclusions reached after three years of performance contracting experience and materials with which to judge the validity of the conclusions are presented in this overview of performance contracting. The conclusions are: (1) commercial firms are no better at teaching children than are public schools; (2) commercial firms expend as much or more money than public schools to do the same job; (3) material incentives do not persuade children to learn faster; (4) some companies yield to temptation and use questionable methods to assure making a profit; and (5) a low teacher/pupil ratio is effective in producing desirable achievement gains. The supporting materials are contained in two appendixes. Appendix A is a listing of those performance contracts for which evaluative data are available. Included for each contract are objectives to be reached, methods of teaching employed, and evaluation of results identified as to the person or organization who made the evaluative statement. Appendix B contains a bibliography of publications, articles, and news releases dealing with performance contracting. The bibliography is divided into three main categories: I. Theoretical Discussions, II. Descriptions of Contract Situations; and III. Evaluative Articles. Category I has been subclassified into: A. General Statements, B. Contract Specifics, C. Favorable, and D. Unfavorable. The bibliography, covering roughly from May 1970 to October 1972, is not considered to be all-inclusive. (DB)
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