ERIC Number: ED110424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of the Impact of the EDC [Educational Development Center] Follow Through Advisory Approach.
Weiss, Carol N.; And Others
This report was written as part of the sponsor evaluation of the Educational Development Center (EDC) Open Education Follow Through Program under a grant from the U.S. Office of Education. In this study four groups of adults (teachers, aides, administrators, and parents) who are involved with the growth and development of children in the EDC Follow Through program in Paterson, New Jersey were interviewed. This report is divided into 11 chapters concerning the following: (a) an overview of evaluation research procedures, (b) background information, (c) an overview of classroom activities, (d) how the teachers view their role in the school, (e) an overview of administrator activities, (f) the issue of parent involvement, (g) views on children's learning, (h) opinions of teachers concerning the EDC approach to learning, (i) responses to questions concerning EDC advisors, (j) satisfactions and difficulties in Follow Through, and (k) opinions concerning what will happen when Follow Through leaves Paterson. Each chapter includes an introduction, a summary of responses, an analysis of responses, and a detail of responses for each group interviewed. An appendix is attached which includes the interview questionnaires. Also attached are a teacher questionnaire and the background and methodology for that questionnaire. (RC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Community Role, Evaluation Methods, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, School Role, Surveys, Teacher Aides, Teacher Attitudes
Open Education Follow Through Program, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02160 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.