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ERIC Number: ED410892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 29
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An Interprofessional Program Evaluation Case Study: Utilizing Multiple Measures To Assess What Matters. AIR 1997 Annual Forum Paper.
Delaney, Anne Marie
This paper reviews the first two years of a model program-evaluation case study which is intended to show: (1) how program evaluation can contribute to academic and professional degree programs; (2) how qualitative and quantitative techniques can be used to produce reliable measures for evaluation studies; and (3) how the role of the institutional researcher can be enhanced by assuming the role of program evaluator. The study evaluated the 3-year InServ Project, funded by the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and designed to prepare teachers and other professionals to provide integrated services for at-risk children. The first year of the study focused primarily on project activities, evaluation of interprofessional collaboration, and development of an integrated teacher education curriculum. Recommendations included ensuring that interdisciplinary courses reflected a balanced perspective, suggestions that an interdisciplinary seminar course on the case study method be offered, promoting increased lecture attendance among school team members, and focusing efforts during the second year on parental and community involvement in the project. During the second year, evaluation also included a review of curriculum development efforts and assessment of the project's impact on teacher education students; it was recommended that faculty involvement in the development of interprofessional curricula be increased. (Contains 11 references.) (CH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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