ERIC Number: ED361890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Dutch School Improvement Project: Evaluation Results of the First Project Year.
This paper presents findings of a study that examined the effectiveness of the guidance program used by change agents in the Dutch School Improvement Project (NSIP) on program implementation. Sixteen schools composed the experimental group and 13 made up the control group. The experimental variable was the guidance strategy of the NSIP. The two effect variables included: (1) the degree to which teachers increased the available task-oriented instruction and learning time; and (2) the effective organization of preventive care for low-achieving students. Data were gathered through a comparison of the program's planning data with the change agents' execution data, classroom observations, and a questionnaire. Findings indicate that during the program's first year of adoption, the improvement strategy has been implemented, though insufficiently. Schools in the experimental group demonstrated a slight growth in task-oriented learning time; the control group exhibited no growth. Finally, the experimental group showed an increase in joint planning and remedial activities. A conclusion is that the program is off to a good start. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utrecht State Univ., (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands