ERIC Number: ED343327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Discretionary Programs under the Education of the Handicapped Act: Personnel Preparation Program. Final Goal Evaluation Report [and] Technical Appendices.
Campeau, Peggie L.; And Others
This report summarizes a goal evaluation study of the Personnel Preparation Program, one of five divisions in the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSHERS). The Personnel Preparation Program is intended to increase the numbers of qualified persons providing education and related services to children and youth with disabilities through grants to institutions of higher education, state education agencies, or other nonprofit organizations for activities including program development, evaluation, technical assistance, and financial assistance to participants. The goal evaluation project conducted project review of a representative sample of 57 projects. The following conclusions were reached: strategies can be implemented through grant activities to an extent that supports program objectives; project results support program objectives; many project results are well documented; and program logic and assumptions are valid. Recommendations address: first, immediate actions needed to address problems or information gaps; and second, candidate topics for the strategy evaluation phase of the study. A set of appendices bound in a separate volume include the protocol for project reviews, the project review instrument, a listing of competition areas, a description of the study sample, a list of persons interviewed, and a bibliography of 77 program related documents. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Government Role, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Pupil Personnel Services, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: COSMOS Corp., Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.