ERIC Number: ED109156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Techniques for Evaluating a School-Community Change Process.
Watkins, Debra A.; Anderson, Beverly L.
The authors describe (1) methods for evaluation of a strategy for community involvement in educational problem-solving being developed by a regional laboratory, and (2) initial results obtained in several schools and communities in western states. Critical elements of the strategy include outside change agents and representative school-community groups. Observational techniques, interviews, questionnaires, event logs, and historical records were used in the evaluation. Evaluation methods indicated whether the important strategy elements occurred and gave preliminary indications of the degree to which strategy objectives were attained. Increasing community involvement efforts make it incumbent upon evaluators to develop appropriate techniques for assessing their success. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D. C., March 30-April 3, 1975)