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ERIC Number: ED400054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun-22
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Head Start Teaching Center: Evaluation of a New Approach to Head Start Staff Development.
Horm-Wingerd, Diane M.; And Others
The Head Start Teaching Center is a federally funded national demonstration project designed to test the efficacy of participatory training for staff in all components of Head Start services. The New England Teaching Center is designed to provide intensive training during a 3- to 5-day period of residence. Each Teaching Center conducts a regular independent evaluation; the New England Center's evaluation plan consisted of two components: (1) a formative evaluation of the program's development during the planning year (1992-93); and (2) an outcome evaluation of the impact of training during the implementation years (1993-97). The subjects were 73 trainees, and 70 individuals participating in the comparison group "treatment"--a stress reduction workshop. Analysis of the outcomes for training year 1 (1993-94) indicates significant differences were found between the comparison and training subjects in terms of the training's impact; compared to the control group, both trainees and their supervisors reported gains in trainees' knowledge, skills, and expertise after completing this program. (MOK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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