ERIC Number: ED198353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-12
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of the Community Education Program. Volume II--The Technical Report.
Hanberry, Gerald C.; And Others
A study analyzed the operation of state education agencies (SEAs) as they promote and develop the concept of community education (CE) in their respective states and assessed the impact of federal support on the capabilities of SEAs to develop their capacities in the community education area. Data were collected from 1001 respondents from the fifty states and the District of Columbia, which completed one of four evaluation instruments: an SEA activity questionnaire describing the resources and activities of state CE offices; interviews administered to SEA staff at thirty-eight sites; a training/technical assistance mail questionnaire assessing the content and usefulness of such assistance and the quantity and quality of interaction between SEAs and local community educators; and a local data monitoring procedure form completed by directors of the thirty-seven federally funded local CE programs. (Focus of this technical report of the study concentrates on the study background, design, methodology, and findings and includes numerous data tables. The less technical aspects of the study, including an overview of the project, the community education concept, the historical development of community education, and the evaluation design is also available through ERIC--see note.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Community Education, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, National Surveys, Policy, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Districts, State Aid, State Departments of Education, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Evaluation (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Note: Some pages will not reproduce well due to small print and colored paper. For related documents see CE 028 059, ED 159 459, and ED 176 027.