ERIC Number: ED398460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation Report on the Foster Grandparent Program.
ACTION, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Research and Evaluation.; Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.
A comprehensive review of the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) was undertaken in order to determine its effectiveness, compliance with legislation, and the adequacy of oversight by the sponsoring organization. The evaluation is based on more than 40 research questions designed to describe program activities, determine degrees of community support, ascertain program impact, and assess factors pertinent to program effectiveness. Data was collected via mail and telephone surveys and through site visits. Primary data were collected from a survey of the principal components of each FGP project: all Project Directors, and a sample of the Advisory Council members, Institutional Representatives, Station Supervisors, and Volunteers. Separate survey questionnaires were designed for members of each group. The following conclusions were made: (1) the Foster Grandparent Program is meeting its intended purposes; (2) Foster Grandparent Volunteers are primarily female from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds; (3) FGP projects have varying characteristics with most operating in public and private schools, serving children between three and eleven years old; and (4) training and technical assistance to the FGP need to be strengthened. Seventeen tables present data. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACTION, Washington, DC. Office of Policy Research and Evaluation.; Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.