ERIC Number: ED187808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
A Search for Potential New Follow Through Approaches; Part A: Characteristics Essential for Implementation within Follow Through.
Proper, Elizabeth C.; St. Pierre, Robert G.
The original plans for the Follow Through (FT) program were to provide a program extending the Head Start community action model to the public schools which would serve all disadvantaged children. Because of the small budget allocation authorized by the Congress, the United States Office of Education reformulated FT as an experimental program of "planned variation" that was to introduce systematically a variety of educational approaches into kindergarten through third grade. The experiment was to determine the relative efficacy of each approach. Presently, FT is in a period of transition as it clarifies its future focus. This study consists of a search for potential new approaches and an assessment of the readiness of these approaches to be implemented within the FT program. This first part of a two-part report contains the methods used in identifying essential program characteristics, the characteristics themselves, the methods used to identify potential new sponsors, a summary of the potential sponsor's approaches, and a global assessment of their readiness for implementation. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.