ERIC Number: ED116095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: N/A
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A Consortium Approach to Planned Change: A Review and Evaluation.
Midwest Center/Consortium for Planned Change in Pupil Personnel Programs for Urban Schools, Bloomington, IN.
This report describes and evaluates the Midwest Center/Satellite Consortium which was designed to initiate change in the pupil personnel services in urban schools. This consortium, through university and public school system cooperation, aimed to effect change within institutions while aiding pupil personnel workers to achieve a balance between task and interpersonal dimensions of schooling. This evaluative report begins with a section reflecting the emphasis on program definition, data collection and program change considered by the Center to be essential components of the evaluation effort. The entire consortium is evaluated by examining the individual satellites and their outcomes within the context of the project goals and their interventions. The second section is an evaluation presented by an evaluation counselor. He describes the counseling steps he took and the conflicts and frustrations experienced along the way. He then discusses some alternative evaluation procedures based on the issues he has raised. The final section presents a view of the project from an administrative director. Such issues as decentralized funding, modes of decision making, and prospects for implementing change through university-school system consortia are discussed. (SJL)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consortia, Cooperative Programs, Educational Change, Humanistic Education, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, Pupil Personnel Services, School Districts, Urban Education
DeWayne J. Kurpius, H. L. Smith Center for Research in Education, Indiana University, 2805 East 10th Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47401
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Midwest Center/Consortium for Planned Change in Pupil Personnel Programs for Urban Schools, Bloomington, IN.