ERIC Number: ED114986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Planned Variation in Education: Should we Give Up or Try Harder? Brookings Studies in Social Experimentation.
Rivlin, Alice M., Ed.; Timpane, P. Michael, Ed.
This book consists of nine articles prepared for a 1973 conference that considered the lessons of two federally funded compensatory education projects of the late 1960s, the Follow Through program and the Head Start Planned Variation program. Both were planned variation programs, under which local communities were invited to design, implement, and evaluate various approaches to improving early childhood education for poor children. Through systematic evaluation of alternative techniques, it was hoped that the planned variation approach would lead to substantial improvement of early childhood education. In the first chapter, the editors explain the planned variation technique and summarize the main conclusions of the conference. The next three chapters discuss the Follow Through program, followed by three chapters dealing with the Head Start Planned Variation program. The last two chapters draw on the experience with both programs and attempt to draw lessons for the future. (Author/JG)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Programs, Nontraditional Education, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Research Design
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IES Cited: ED501241