ERIC Number: ED126097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Grand Experiment: The Life and Death of the TTT Program as Seen Through the Eyes of Its Evaluators.
Provus, Malcolm M.
This book is a study of the federal program known as the Trainers of Teacher Trainers (TTT) Program, one of the largest national education programs in American history. The study was conducted by the Evaluation Research Center of the University of Virginia in an attempt to evaluate the TTT program and draw some conclusions about its failure. Chapter 1 tells why and how the TTT Program was started. It discusses the early political machinations within the Office of Education, the criticisms of teacher training in general, and the desire of educators for a program of national reform; it ends with a description of TTT's goals and objectives. Chapter 2 deals with the methodology of evaluation. This chapter seeks to measure the extent to which the goals and objectives were achieved. Chapters 3 and 4 are excerpts from indepth case studies of TTT projects at two universities. They explain how the goals and objectives of the programs were translated into concrete programs involving professors, students, parents, and members of the community. Chapters 5 through 7 deal with the achievements of the program goals as seen from various perspectives: those of project director, evaluation experts, and other evaluators. A discussion of factors that contributed to failure and what was learned from the program follows. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Achievement, Background, Case Studies, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Failure, Federal Programs, Objectives, Teacher Education, Teacher Educator Education, Teacher Educators
McCutchan Publishing Corporation, P.O. Box 1292, Berkeley, California 94701 ($13.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Evaluation Research Center.