ERIC Number: ED139824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Study of Factors that Influence School Decisions: Implications for Evaluation.
Granville, Arthur C.
In an experiment designed to assess the relative influence of "objective," social, and political factors upon school decisions, 168 principals read a description of a fictitious school program followed by informative reflections from three sources: tests, peers, and superiors. They then rated their own inclination to adopt the program. The valences (positive/negative) of the factors were permuted in a way that made it possible to examine the contribution of each to the adoption decision. The results of this and supplementary analyses strongly indicate that all three factors should be taken into account formally in educational evaluation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)