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Using families' perspectives to inform program evaluation: A qualitative analysis


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

In the age of educational accountability, institutions are being asked to evaluate the effectiveness of their programs to demonstrate positive outcomes. Program evaluations that engage all stakeholders including families, in goal setting and meaningful dialogue that reflect the culture and priorities of the educational community are an important tool for improving the efficacy of early childhood programs. The purpose of this study was to gather information from families that reflected the support services that were most beneficial and most valuable for supporting their child's developmental outcomes. Data were collected through a survey of 27 Peruvian families of children with disabilities. Four semi-structured interviews were also completed. Families indicated that they obtained benefits through positive relationships with staff. However, the families indicated less confidence in terms of improvements in their own knowledge of child development and their ability to assess their child's developmental progress as a result of services received.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Special education;
Preschool education
Classification
0529: Special education
0518: Preschool education
Identifier / keyword
Education
Title
Using families' perspectives to inform program evaluation: A qualitative analysis
Author
Berry, Hilary
Number of pages
54
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0099
Source
MAI 45/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542942822
Advisor
Horn, Eva M.
University/institution
University of Kansas
University location
United States -- Kansas
Degree
M.S.Ed.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1438850
ProQuest document ID
304857779
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304857779
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