ERIC Number: ED086794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-1
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Using Student Committees in Educational Program Evaluation.
McKinney, Floyd D.; Mannebach, Alfred J.
The research reported was a part of the Central Kentucky Vocational Education Evaluation Project (VEEP), a locally directed, State-assisted evaluation effort with personnel from eighteen school systems and the regional vocational education staff. The purposes were to identify successful approaches for operating student committees and to determine opinions held by students and educators regarding the operation and function of the student committees. Two questionnaires were used, one for local project directors and assistant project directors, and other for members of the student committee. Size of committees, member selection criteria, structure of organization, length and frequency of meetings, major activities, problems encountered, and a general evaluation of student committees were assessed. Opinions of directors were compared with opinions of student committee members; data on 21 statements were tabulated and individually analyzed. Recommendations include (1) school systems using student committees should continue to do so, (2) school systems without student committees should organize them, (3) student committees can be used for areas other than evaluation, (4) further experimentation is needed, (5) additional research should be conducted, and (6) the use of student committees should be taught in preservice and inservice teacher education programs. (MS)
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky