ERIC Number: ED195089
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Handicapped Children's Early Education Programs. Proceedings of the WESTAR Evaluation Workshop (Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 31-February 2, 1979).
May, Marcia J., Ed.
Seven papers from a 1979 workshop address program evaluation factors (specifically planning) in the Handicapped Children's Early Education Program. R. Sheehan ("Evaluation Strategies in Early Childhood Education: A National Perspective") summarizes the state of the art and lists seven guidelines, such as that evaluation efforts must reflect qualitative changes in children's performance. In "Practical Program Evaluation: Many Problems and a Few Solutions," O. White details the advantages of curriculum referenced approaches to evaluation, while R. Sheehan ("Measuring Child Progress: Large Group Design and Norm Referenced Alternatives") reviews other evaluation designs. M. Stevens and R. Kroth address problems and issues in "Evaluating Parent Training Programs: Some Considerations." Inservice training is the focus of "Evaluating Staff Development" by L. Lynch and V. Lynch. The final paper ("Evaluating the Impact of Demonstration and Dissemination Activities" by P. Bradley) considers components of impact evaluation studies and describes conditions which should be met before undertaking one. (CL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Western States Technical Assistance Resource.