ERIC Number: ED431853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Getting Smart, Getting Real: Using Research and Evaluation Information To Improve Programs and Policies. Report of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Research and Evaluation Conference (Baltimore, MD, September 27-29, 1995).
The second research and evaluation conference of the Annie E. Casey Foundation attracted many participants from the public and private sectors. In spite of their diverse backgrounds and approaches to evaluation, the participants shared a sense that researchers and evaluators need to find better ways to collect and use information. The primary goals of the conference was to strengthen the connection between research and the development of programs and policies that improve outcomes for children. This report summarizes the discussions surrounding each of the major research and evaluation issues that conference participants identified as affecting programs and policy making. The conference overview is divided into three sections: (1) understanding the need for better research and evaluation; (2) adapting research and evaluation to meet current needs; and (3) using research and evaluation information to improve programs and policies. Appendixes contain the text of the speeches delivered by the keynote speakers; the conference agenda; and a list of participants. (SLD)
Descriptors: Conferences, Evaluation Methods, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Research and Development, Research Utilization, Social Science Research, Urban Problems, Urban Youth
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; Tel: 410-547-6600; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web Site: http://www.aecf.org
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Note: "With assistance from Miriam Gonzales and Sara Nathanson."