ERIC Number: ED405946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Follow Through: Program and Policy Issues. Proceedings from the Conference on the Feasibility of Follow-Up Studies to the Follow Through Program (Washington, D.C., February 21, 1991).
Ramp, Eugene A., Ed.; Pederson, Colleen Smalter, Ed.
Participants in this conference urged that arrangements be made for collecting and preserving information about participants, personnel, and organizations involved in the Follow Through Program, and for conducting long-term review studies of the program. Papers presented at the conference were: (1) "A Brief History" (Robert L. Egbert and Marijane E. England), which presents a history of project Head Start and of the four phases of the Follow Through Program between 1967 and 1991 (contains 104 references); (2) "Follow Through Graduates Today" (Garry L. McDaniels), which discusses the value of conducting a follow-up study of the program's graduates; (3) "Lessons Learned" (Russell Gersten and Wesley Becker), which discusses issues relevant to educational change (contains 27 references); (4) "Implications for Teaching" (Mary M. Kennedy), which examines the implications of educational models in the Follow Through Program for teacher learning and education and for children's lives, and the problem of drawing inferences from follow-up studies; (5) "Follow-Up of Follow Through: What Use for Policy?" (Richard F. Elmore), which focuses on problems associated with follow-up studies of planned intervention programs, and on the relationship of a follow-up study to policy; (6) "Potential Benefits of Longitudinal Studies in Education" (Herbert J. Walberg), which relates findings of studies on the influences of educational and psychological environments on children's learning and development (contains 59 references); (7) "Strategies for Subject Identification, Location, and Interviewing" (Sherri Oden), which proposes strategies to be used in follow-up studies of the Follow Through program; and (8) "Recommendations" (Robert Egbert, Edgar Epps, and Garry McDaniels), which proposes that the Department of Education conduct a long-term review of the Follow Through Program (contains 25 references). (BC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.