ERIC Number: ED113653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
A Community Oriented Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Child Caring Institutions. Final Report.
This report presents the results of a three-year program of research designed to evaluate the effectiveness of institutions serving dependent and neglected children in terms of their impact on resident children, and their ability to respond to changing demands on their services. Basically, the research was geared to determining whether the open, community-oriented institution was more effective with children and responsive to change initiatives than its counterpart, the closed (non-community-oriented) institution. Three distinct external strategies for inducing institutional change were developed and introduced in a controlled fashion over a year's time with groups of institutions. An examination of the results of these strategies enabled an assessment of the degree of responsiveness of differently structured institutions to different types of external change initiatives. These efforts yielded considerable information of a technical nature on measuring institutional effectiveness, and of a substantive nature regarding the quality of care provided by institutions for dependent and neglected children. (Author/SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Inst. of Social Welfare Research, Athens, GA.