ERIC Number: EJ951815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Description of an Iterative Process for Intervention Development
Kern, Lee; Evans, Steven W.; Lewis, Timothy J.
Education and Treatment of Children, v34 n4 p593-617 Nov 2011
Recent efforts to improve American educational practices have focused on determining the efficacy of interventions and instructional practices via randomized controlled trials. Aligned with this effort, the Institute for Education Sciences (IES), the primary funding agency for experimental research in education, has organized grant funding into goals which include Development and Innovation (Goal 2) in order to ready interventions for an efficacy trial. The literature, however, provides little guidance for conducting the iterative process of intervention required to develop an intervention. We describe a multi-phase process that we used to develop a comprehensive intervention package for secondary age students with social, emotional, and behavioral problems. The intervention package was developed as part of the Center for Adolescent Research in the Schools (CARS) in preparation for an efficacy trial.
Descriptors: Intervention, Educational Practices, Interpersonal Competence, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Grants, Innovation, Program Development, Secondary School Students, Social Development, Emotional Development, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Emotional Problems, Antisocial Behavior, Adolescents, Program Implementation, Family Involvement, Instructional Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324C080006