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ERIC Number: ED279116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Research on Evaluation: Improving the Study of Transition Programs for Adolescents with Handicaps.
Stake, Robert E.
The report, which is part of a series, contains seven papers concerned with long range improvement of evaluation of transitional programs serving handicapped youth and young adults. Papers have the following titles, authors, and concerns: "Needed Research on Evaluation: Improving the Study of Transition Programs for Adolescents with Handicaps" by L. De Stefano and R. E. Stake (overview of the Transition Institute's mandate and its projects); "Evaluating Effectiveness: Federal Expectations and Local Capabilities" by L. De Stefano (federal evaluation guidelines and local use of evaluation data for program development); "Transition Issues that Affect Research on Evaluation" by A. Halpern (eligibility, service delivery, service outcome issues); "Evaluation, Societal Values, and Transition Programs" by J. Callan (institutional values and the need for researchers to account for the influence of societal values); "Exploring the Role of Professional Standards in Evaluations of Transition Programs: Area of Needed Research" by J. Nowakowski (issues raised by standards proposed by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation); "Epistemic Elements in Evaluation Research" by D. B. Gowin (conceptual analysis, research needed on evaluators, and epistemology); "Needed Research on Optimizing the Structure of Evaluation Designs: The Issue of Flexibility in Evaluation Work" by N. Smith (flexible design structure and accommodation and factors influencing design flexibility); "Situational Context as Influence on Evaluation Design and Use" by R. Stake (importance of context on evaluator analysis, generalization, and evaluation design). A "Bibliography for Evaluative Research on Transition Projects" is appended and includes some 200 citations. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Secondary Transition Intervention Effectiveness Inst.
Note: For related documents, see EC 191 736-746. Some charts contain small print.