ERIC Number: ED202219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep-1
Planning Paper 7: Follow-up Studies in Bilingual Education: Issues and Options.
Cervenka, Edward J.; And Others
Follow-up studies are necessary for investigating the long-term, enduring, anticipated effects of bilingual education. Investigations need to be based on a recognition of their value to educational audiences, the relative merits of research issues, attention to the problem of attrition, proper selection of dependent measures, and the merits of planned follow-up studies. In addressing the need for follow-up studies, this report discusses (1) options or areas of focus for conducting follow-up investigations, (2) follow-up research foci, (3) methodological issues affecting the use of follow-up designs, (4) statistical and analytic issues in conducting follow-up designs, (5) selection of follow-up variables: measurement issues, (6) large scale post hoc follow-up studies, and (7) focused follow-up studies of bilingual education consequences for students. Charts include (1) a typology of follow-up and related designs; (2) potential research areas to investigate dealing with long term consequences of bilingual education on students, long term development of teachers, and long term program implementation and institutionalization; (3) an overall analysis of effectiveness of techniques; and (4) a flow chart of the process by which necessary sample size may be determined. (JK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Followup Studies, Measurement Objectives, Measurement Techniques, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Research Design, Research Methodology, Sampling, Statistical Analysis, Student Attrition, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.; Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.