ERIC Number: ED087416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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The Application of Anthropological Techniques To Experimental Schools Evaluation.
Lundin, Stephen C.; French, Ronald
An innovative approach which will be used to evaluate one of the Experimental Schools Programs of the National Institute of Education (NIE) is described. The project, Southeast Alternatives (SEA), is designed to test the notion that comprehensive educational change is superior to piecemeal change; it consists of five educational programs-a contemporary school, a continuous progress school, a free school, an open school, and a comprehensive high school. Some general descriptive material on the overall project is provided, followed by more specific and detailed discussions of the two major components of the evaluation--the Anthropological Study, a case studies approach designed to describe the evolution of SEA as comprehensively as possible, and the Impact Study, devised to assess the effect of SEA upon the schools, the students and their parents, and the community. For each of the components discussions are presented dealing with the assessment strategy, the data to be collected, methodological considerations, dependability of the data, and the analyses to be performed. Some major limitations of the evaluative strategies are also discussed. (PB)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.