ERIC Number: ED187809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Search for Potential New Follow Through Approaches: Executive Summary.
Proper, Elizabeth C.; St. Pierre, Robert G.
This paper summarizes a report on a search for potential new educational approaches and assesses the readiness of these approaches to be implemented within Follow Through (FT) programs. Evaluation of potential FT sponsoring agencies focused on program implementation and maintenance, rather than on effectiveness in improving student outcomes. Three types of approaches were studied: home-based, special populations, and school-based. Eighteen potential sponsors were selected for in-depth study. They represented three basic approaches to education: behaviorist, cognitive developmental, and psychodynamic. Agencies were evaluated in terms of program base, targeted special populations, number of years in operation, targeted age/grade groups, institutional type, and validation by the Joint Dissemination Review Panel of the Educational Division of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Readiness of potential sponsors to implement FT programs was assessed through studies of programs currently being sponsored by the agencies. Abstracts of current programs are included. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Evaluation and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.