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ERIC Number: ED432847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Implementation and Outcome Evaluation of Statewide School-Based Family/Youth Services.
Kalafat, John; Illback, Robert J.; Sanders, Daniel
This study evaluated the degree and quality of program implementation and educational outcomes associated with Kentucky's Family Resource and Youth Service Center, a school-based family resource and support program which emphasized increased involvement of families of special needs students and the community with their schools. Twenty centers serving approximately 2,000 students and their families were visited over a 2-year period. Factor analysis identified five factors that accounted for 88.8 percent of the variance in implementation and outcomes. They were: (1) teachers' knowledge/familiarity with the Center; (2) teachers' active involvement with the Center; (3) family and community involvement with the Center; (4) the Center program's mission focus; and (5) teachers' awareness of Center's mission. In general, teachers' active involvement with the Center was the most consistent positive predictor of educational outcomes. However, family and community involvement with Centers was inversely related to educational outcomes, a finding which suggests that putting effort into enhancing community supports and family connection with them is a long-term strategy that may not show results as immediately as involvement with the school. (DB)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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