ERIC Number: EJ812635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
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From Schools to Community Learning Centers: A Program Evaluation of a School Reform Process
Magolda, Peter; Ebben, Kelsey
Evaluation and Program Planning, v30 n4 p351-363 Nov 2007
This manuscript reports on a program evaluation of a school reform initiative conducted in an Ohio city. The paper describes, interprets, and evaluates this reform process aimed at transforming schools into community learning centers. The manuscript also describes and analyzes the initiative's program evaluation process. Elliot Eisner's [(1998). "The enlightened eye: Qualitative inquiry and the enhancement of educational practice" (2nd ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing Company] work on educational connoisseurs and critics is the theoretical foundation for the analyses and recommendations. This manuscript targets reformers interested in creating community learning centers and agencies interested in evaluating complex school reform initiatives.
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Program Evaluation, Community Education, Educational Practices, Service Learning, Educational Change
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio