ERIC Number: ED156680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
An External Evaluation of the Bayfield Urban/Rural School Development Program.
Golub, Lester S.; Frye, Edward T.
Since 1971, the Bayfield School has received federal funds to conduct an Urban/Rural School Development Program. The five major components of the program were staff development through the use of independent consultants and university personnel, community involvement, bicultural awareness, learning resource center development, and school equipment and procurement, particularly closed-circuit television. Four sources of data were used in the evaluation: (1) archival data, including records of student performance, former needs assessments, records of community participation in school affairs, and staff development information; (2) an attitude questionnaire; (3) interviews with staff, students, and community members; and (4) classroom observations. Findings were related to staff, school, and community. As teaching staff became less mobile, the on-going staff development program had a more lasting impact on the quality of education in the Bayfield Schools. Though the school environment improved due to this program, these improvements were masked by the nature of the school building, orginially built in 1895. Pupil Performance improved. The influx of federal funds, combined with community involvement in the School/Community Council had a tremendous impact on the community. Recommendations for future planning are included, as well as directories of staff, interview questions used, and write-in questionnaire comments. (BW)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, American Indians, Attitudes, Biculturalism, Community Attitudes, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Data Collection, Educational Equipment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Interviews, Learning Resources Centers, Observation, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Staff Development, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Summative Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bayfield School/Community Council, WI.; Bayfield Public Schools, WI.
Authoring Institution: Learning and Evaluation Associates, State College, PA.