ERIC Number: ED201764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Grotelueschen's Model for Evaluating an Adult Education Program.
Giesen, Linda A.
The purpose of this study was to determine the value of the Grotelueschen evaluation model in terms of six criteria: usability, comprehensiveness, cost-effectiveness, flexibility, validity, and objectivity. This evaluation process was chosen from six models that were reviewed to determine the effectiveness of an adult education program on career renewal offered by the state of Minnesota. The evaluation design was based on the eight questions posed by the Grotelueschen model: purposes, audiences, issues, resources, evidence, data gathering, analysis, and reporting. Inclusion of a question on criteria and standards, lacking in the model, was found necessary. A fifteen-item questionnaire was developed and administered to 41 participants in three separate training programs. Questions dealt with career decision-making, responsibility, satisfaction, and confidence. Findings indicated that the majority of participants felt increased levels of decision making, responsibility, and confidence in their career after program participation. Assessment of the total evaluation--its goals, design, implementation, and results--revealed that the Grotelueschen model was usable, flexible, cost-effective, valid, and objective. (Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-fifth of the document, include five of the six evaluation models reviewed and the questionnaire.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Grotelueschen Model
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Minnesota. Some tables and figures will not reproduce well due to small print.