ERIC Number: ED195789
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation in Vocational Rehabilitation: Observations.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This group of reports constitutes the first series of observations designed to document the experiences of six state agencies (Delaware, Oregon, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Mississippi) which are developing model program evaluation/management support units that will affect the development and implementation of policy in federal/state programs for vocational rehabilitation (VR). In the first report the failure of program evaluation in rehabilitation is traced to the fact that counselors are not neccesarily evaluators, to the existence of vague and ambiguous VR goals, and to faulty evaluation methodology. Efforts in the development of VR program evaluation criteria are discussed in the second report on the relationship of program evaluation and VR agencies. In the third and fourth reports the Pennsylvania and Mississippi model evaluation units document their experiences in the formation of their model units. Suggestions and forms for managing information requests dealing with VR evaluation are provided in the fifth report. Two book reviews (the first on Joseph S. Wholey's Evaluation: Promise and Performance and the second on Scarvia Anderson and Samuel Ball's The Profession and Practice of Program Evaluation) constitute the final two reports. Appendixes include a bibliography of program evaluation literature and a list of periodicals and journals relating to rehabilitation and evaluation. (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Delaware; Michigan; Mississippi; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Virginia