ERIC Number: ED254336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Planning for Follow Through Research and Development: A Report of Three Conferences to Develop Guidelines for Future Funding.
Gross, Beatrice; Gross, Ronald
This report synthesizes the information presented at three conferences designed to develop guidelines for future funding for Follow Through programs. These conferences were part of a series of activities undertaken by the National Institute of Education (NIE) in 1981 to plan for a new set of Follow Through research and pilot project activities. After the foreword in chapter I, chapter II discusses the concept of Follow Through from 1967 to 1972. Chapter III focuses on planning for Follow Through, reporting NIE's suggestion that systematic change be brought by having pilot projects focus on implementing and managing proven procedures rather than on developing new curricula or instructional practices. Also discussed in this chapter are four crucial problems in the management of compensatory education: (1) improving the instructional process; (2) building internal support systems; (3) utilizing external support groups; and (4) seeking selective evaluation. Chapter IV describes evaluation strategies for Follow Through and provides discussion of the value of conducting a "multiple case study" to measure program effectiveness, instrumentation, effectiveness of studying one system, and the value of conducting a multi-site study. Concluding observations are made in Chapter V. A list of 29 background papers prepared for NIE are included in Chapter VI. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Proceedings
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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