ERIC Number: ED240727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-31
Report of the Comprehensive Study of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
Bartell, Ted; And Others
As part of the 1978 amendments to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, a comprehensive study of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) was mandated by the 96th Congress. The objectives were to determine the educational quality of DoDDS, the relation of student progress to expectations, the availability of resources and facilities, the effectiveness of the organizational structure, and future factors affecting DoDDS. Data were obtained from a multidimensional matrix approach involving a mail survey of principals, selected site visitations, and indepth case studies, along with a comparative survey of stateside resources. The result is a four-volume report, the first of which presents the findings of the study in 14 chapters covering the following topics: (1) study methodology, (2) quality of education, (3) special services and programs for students with special needs, (4) special education, (5) testing and evaluation, (6) student achievement and attitudes, (7) staffing and staff development, (8) physical assets of DoDDS, (9) pupil transportation, (10) other aspects of support services (support of the military community, student feeding programs, advisory bodies, (11) stateside resources comparison, (12) budget and finance, (13) decision making and policy development, and (14) structure and organization. (TE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrative Organization, Budgeting, Dependents Schools, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Military Organizations, Research Design, Services, Special Education, Special Programs, Statistical Data, Transportation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Advanced Technology, Inc., Reston, VA.
Note: For related documents, see EA 016 496-498.