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    Choosing a Future

    Strategies for Designing and Evaluating New Programs

    Richard J. Light, Paul V. Smith
    The authors argue that large scale educational interventions at the national level should incorporate evaluation as an integral part of program development. They suggest several statistical techniques which developers could use. Until now, the thrust of evaluation has been to take a total program and judge it as either worthy or unworthy. In contrast, the authors propose an approach which searches for those few versions which are working well, so that they can be improved and recreated in future centers. The Head Start experience illustrates many of the authors' points.

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    Spring 1970 Issue

    Abstracts

    Choosing a Future
    Strategies for Designing and Evaluating New Programs
    Richard J. Light, Paul V. Smith
    Early Childhood Intervention
    The Social Science Base of Institutional Racism
    Stephen S. Baratz, Joan C. Baratz
    Report Analysis
    The Impact of Head Start
    Marshall S. Smith, Joan S. Bissell
    The Impact of Head Start
    A Reply to the Report Analysis
    Victor G. Cicirelli, John W. Evans, Jeffry S. Schiller
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