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ERIC Number: ED177216
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Multi-Dimensional Planning/Evaluation Schema for Community Education.
Merkel-Keller, Claudia; Herr, Audrey
A model for planning and evaluating community education programs--Stufflebeam's context, input, process, product (CIPP) evaluation model--was described and field-tested with the community education programs in Lakewood, New Jersey. Community education was defined as a concern for everything that affects the well-being of all citizens within a community, and encompassing: (1) school involvement; (2) community served; (3) public facility as a community center; (4) scope of activities and services; (5) community needs; (6) community resources and interagency cooperation; (7) program clients; and (8) community participation. Lakewood's programs were supported by federal legislation, by New Jersey's thorough and efficient law, and by foundation funding. Particular emphasis was placed on the elderly and minority group residents of Lakewood. Evaluation data were obtained from participant interviews, staff questionnaires, participant questionnaire, neighborhood awareness questionnaire, and annual program reports from 1966-1978. The program's growth was demonstrated by the increase in projects (from 67 to 282) and in enrolled participants (from 1,853 to 61,432) between 1966 and 1978. (Several questionnaires are appended). (GDC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Context Input Process Product Evaluation Model; Lakewood Community Schools NJ; New Jersey (Lakewood)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)