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Hubbard, John; And Others – Human Organization, 1979
A grid system utilizing township sections was employed as a functional locator for the random sample selection for a health consumer survey on the Reservation. This paper reports the experience and observations relevant to utilizing these area sampling techniques on the Reservation and, perhaps, to other rural areas as well. (DS)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Data Collection, Health Services
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Raval, Bina D. – Education, 1979
Evaluates the program's educational and administrative effectiveness and its strengths and weaknesses as perceived by 50 participants in the Towson State University (Maryland) program. Also includes recommendations for improving the generally effective program. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Bound Students
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Postlethwaite, T. Neville – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 1978
Two feedback forms have been developed to improve communication between curriculum developers and evaluators during a pilot project involving all subject areas in eight Indonesian schools. The first form involves time factors, teacher difficulties, student achievement, and evaluation team comments; the second focuses on diagnosing poorly achieved…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives
Cortis, Gerald A.; Grayson, Ann C. – CORE, 1977
Videotaping, lesson plans, lesson evaluations, structured interviews of students and their supervisors, and pupil and student questionnaires were used to evaluate a three-year student teaching course. (Available in microfiche from: Carfax Publishing Company, Haddon House, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxford 0X9 8JZ, England.) (CP)
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Curriculum Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Jorgensen, Carl E.; Schmidt, B. June – Business Education Forum, 1979
Examines several systems developed to evaluate state vocational education programs, notes evaluation requirements of the Education Amendments of 1976, Title II, and presents results from a survey of state evaluation systems. Includes implications of the current emphasis on evaluation of three groups: state staff, business education teachers, and…
Descriptors: Business Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Programs, Evaluation Criteria
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Miller, David R.; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1979
Using natural resources data from a system developed by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, an Extension program to educate public officials who make land use decisions was conducted in a series of workshops over three years. Program effectiveness is evaluated and positive and negative results are noted. (MF)
Descriptors: Community Planning, Conservation (Environment), Decision Making, Environmental Education
Fitzpatrick, Edmund W. – Aging and Work: A Journal on Age, Work and Retirement, 1979
Reports approach used to evaluate the National Council on the Aging-Industry Consortium Retirement Planning Program, citing results for the first tryout with hourly workers. Summarizes participants' responses to pre- and post-workshops on personal financial planning action. Gains in planning achievement were substantial. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Consortia, Counseling Services, Employee Attitudes
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Burleson, Brant R. – Journal of the American Forensic Association, 1979
Examines distinctions and assumptions underlying methods of argument analysis and criticism and defends descriptive diagrams such as the Toulmin model as illuminating methodological tools. Discusses defining characteristics of argument, presents an application of the Toulmin system, and details the presuppositions associated with context-sensitive…
Descriptors: Debate, Diagrams, Formative Evaluation, Methods
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Burns, Robert B. – Educational Leadership, 1979
Research evidence shows that mastery learning is much more effective than conventional methods; however, it is not yet known whether it works equally well for all kinds of learning and for all kinds of students. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Instruction
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Katims, Michael – Educational Leadership, 1979
Chicago's mastery learning program takes into account the complexities of reading and the realities of urban classrooms. Its designers say that if a program does not lead to success, it is not a mastery learning program. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Criterion Referenced Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation
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Barber, Carol – Educational Leadership, 1979
In Denver, principals train and supervise their teachers as they plan and teach mastery learning units. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Education, Administrator Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education
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Court, David – Higher Education, 1979
In Africa the increasing cost and questionable relevance of much overseas training, combined with the growth of home country facilities, have raised questions about the extent to which scholarship provisions have adapted to changing circumstances. The need for more systematic information on scholarship provision, training needs, and job…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Faculty Development
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Dowd, Ruth – Liberal Education, 1979
Lifelong learning programs such as the one at the College of New Rochelle recognize the need to examine the potential student and enhance the concept of community. The philosophy and methods of the School of New Resources are outlined. (JMF)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Educational Philosophy, Experiential Learning
Doyle, Richard J. – Alternative Higher Education: The Journal of Nontraditional Studies, 1979
The Institute for Personal and Career Development of Central Michigan University has been administering graduate external degree programs for eight years. A survey of graduates is discussed that reveals: satisfaction with program, personal and career development, and accomplishment of educational goals and objectives of program. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, External Degree Programs, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
Pace, C. Robert – New Directions for Education, Work and Careers, 1979
The experience of four University of California campuses (Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz) buying into a national survey is reported. Participation was cost-effective, enabled local results to be highlighted and reported in locally determined ways, and provided perspective on differences between local and nationwide conditions.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis
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