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ERIC Number: ED047283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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1970 Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) Evaluation Workshop: An Evaluative Report.
Grotelueschen, Arden; McQuarrie, Duncan
Major objectives of this Adult Education Research Conference workshop were sixfold: to examine in detail the Stake Countenance Model of Evaluation as a potential conceptual framework for adult education evaluation; practice using it to identify and categorize relevant variables and relationships; design evaluation plans for typical adult education programs; understand different types of evaluation procedures more fully; compare two basic styles of inquiry (research and evaluative); and ascertain the function of communication in evaluation. It was planned that participants should complete an attitude scale covering orientations (research, service, teaching, objectives, judgment, degree of confidence) toward evaluation, then pursue a simulation exercise and other problem solving activities. Intended instructional activities were largely carried out. The reported usefulness of a specially prepared instructional resource (the Evaluation Notebook) more than compensated, both during and after the workshop, for the lack of the preliminary activities originally planned; and the attitude scale was well received. Significant increases in knowledge, understanding, and application of the model were also noted, together with much participant satisfaction with outcomes. (LY)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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Identifiers: Adult Education Research Conference