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    Follow Through Redux

    A Response to the Critique by House, Glass, McLean, and Walker

    Carl E. Wisler, Gerald P. Burns, Jr., David Iwamoto
    Most of the issues discussed by House, Glass, McLean,and Walker (1978) in their critique of the Follow Through evaluation are related to outcome measures, analysis methods, and ways of summarizing and interpreting results, although they also give recommendations for evaluation procedures generally. We believe that their critique is misleading in its interpretation of what the evaluation's findings were, what conclusions could be drawn from them, and, by implication, what evaluation research can contribute to decision making in education. But while we disagree with much that is in the critique, we noetheless recognize that there are some major problems in evaluative research. Although these problems are not peculiar to the Follow Through evaluation, they are at least exemplified by it.

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    Summer 1978 Issue

    Abstracts

    Perspectives on the Follow Through Evalution
    No Simple Answer
    Critique of the Follow Through Evaluation
    Ernest R. House, Gene V Glass, Leslie D. McLean, Decker F. Walker
    Pardon Us, But What Was the Question Again?
    A Response to the Critique of the Follow Through Evaluation
    Richard B. Anderson, Robert G. St. Pierre, Elizabeth C. Proper, Linda B. Stebbins
    Follow Through Redux
    A Response to the Critique by House, Glass, McLean, and Walker
    Carl E. Wisler, Gerald P. Burns, Jr., David Iwamoto
    The Worth of the Follow Through Experience
    Walter L. Hodges
    Understanding the Equity Consequences of School-Finance Reform
    Lee S. Friedman, Michael Wiseman
    Individualism, Collectivism, and Radical Educational Reform
    Elizabeth Cagan
    Essay Reviews
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