ERIC Number: ED224608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Project Developmental Continuity Evaluation: Final Report. Volume II: The Process of Program Implementation in PDC.
Wacker, Sally; And Others
The second of two volumes, this document continues the final evaluation report of Project Developmental Continuity (PDC), a Head Start demonstration project initiated in 1974 to develop program models which enhance children's social competence by fostering developmental continuity from preschool through the early elementary grades. In particular, processes of institutional change occurring over the project's 7 years of operation are examined. Chapter 1 addresses the question of information available over the last two decades about planned change in federal demonstration programs like PDC. The federal government's purposes and strategies for bringing about planned educational change are reviewed, and lessons learned from these experiences are identified. The chapter concludes with a description of the PDC program and a discussion of its purposes and organizational features. Chapter 2 describes the levels and patterns of program implementation which took place in the 11 PDC programs, discussing the variety of forces that appeared to be facilitating or hindering outcomes. Finally, chapter 3 synthesizes the evaluation's findings, drawing conclusions regarding the effectiveness of the PDC model in adapting to the psychological, organizational, and environmental forces which affected levels and patterns of implementation. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.