ERIC Number: ED157150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
National Level Internship Program. Part 2: Evaluation and Evolution: The National Level Internship Program and the First Three Years of Development.
The University Council for Educational Administration's internal evaluation of its National Level Internship Program was designed to perform two functions. First, it was intended to help the program improve itself as it went along. This involved use of intervention methods stressing the potential for the evaluation process itself to influence what the evaluation measures. Second, the evaluation provided a retrospective description of the program and its changes. Information was gathered from the interns, from their home universities, from the national level agencies in which they worked, and from their employers after the conclusion of their internships. Several different questionnaires were used, as well as personal and telephone interviews. The program itself is designed to give doctoral level students in general or special educational administration experience in leadership at the national agency level in the complementary area (that is, general education students received experience in special education, and vice versa). The evaluation reveals the internship program as a positive experience marred by incomplete planning and faulty communications. The program's intent to increase understanding between general and special education professionals seems to have been met, judging from the attitudes and actions of ex-interns. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.