EDWARDS, MARY WILSON; PHD
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, 1991
EDUCATION, CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION (0727)
This investigation is a study of the implementation process of a model intervention
program as described
by individuals involved in the process of implementation. In the study is identified the various levels of
involvement of program implementors and their perceived roles and responsibilities. In addition, the
researcher sought to identify elements of the innovation components that affected program outcomes.
The model intervention program is described, and incorporates the identification process of at-risk
students as well as major components of the innovative program. Personnel involved in the planning,
designing, and implementation of the innovative program were interviewed regarding their level of
intensity of involvement in the implementation process. A questionnaire/interview instrument guided the
interview process. Information from respondents focused on identification of the goals and objectives;
identification, description and evaluation of the major components of the innovation; identification and
description of the implementation process; and information regarding effectiveness of program
components. A descriptive analysis of collected data indicate that designers' and implementators'
perceptions of the implementation process differed significantly.
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