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ERIC Number: ED140395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb-15
Reference Count: N/A
Assistance Strategies of Six Groups that Facilitate Educational Change at the School/Community Level. Final Report. Volumes I and II.
Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.
This two-volume report describes the results of a study of six technical assistance groups (TAGs) that provide extended face-to-face help to teachers, administrators, parents, and/or students involved in attempts to improve local schools. The six groups chosen for study include AFRAM Associates, the Center for New Schools, Creative Teaching Workshop/Experiential Systems, Inc., the Institute for the Development of Educational Activities, the Rural Education Program, and United Bronx Parents. The study employed qualitative research methods of participant observation, interviewing, and document analysis to understand the internal functioning of each group, to document patterns in their assistance efforts, and to analyze the effectiveness of various assistance strategies and tactics in given circumstances. The report includes case studies of the six TAGs and also presents a comparative analysis of the TAGs, with a focus on identifying "critical activities" associated with effective functioning of the groups and with the delivery of effective technical assistance services. Volume 1 includes an overview of the study and individual case studies of the six TAGs. Volume 2 includes a comparative analysis of the TAGs, a discussion of the study's implications, and various appendixes. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Research Grants.
Authoring Institution: Center for New Schools, Inc., Chicago, IL.