ERIC Number: ED210360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The National Evaluation of the Cities in Schools Program. Report No. 4. Final Report.
Murray, Charles A.; And Others
This is the final report of an evaluation of the Cities in Schools (CIS) program which was designed to ensure the delivery of educational and social services to inner city students; CIS uses the school as a base of operations. CIS contends that the current delivery systems are insufficient to meet the needs of youth due to lack of coordination, personalism, accountability and morale, according to this report. CIS's solution to this problem was reviewed in the light of the following assertions: (1) CIS will provide a superior structure and process for service delivery to disadvantaged youth; (2) the higher quality of service leads to significant, positive impact on youth; and (3) these positive benefits can be achieved without excessive increase to costs of the present delivery systems. Also discussed are problem reduction strategies versus solution building strategies in the evaluation of CIS, and CIS elements as part of the solution. A commentary by CIS on the issues that affected the program evaluation is appended. A discussion of the design of the study, which includes samples of caseworker and student interview forms, service delivery questionnaires, project histories, and other archival data from the evaluation are included in the appendices. (JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC.