ERIC Number: ED208221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-30
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation and the Management of Change Using the Individual as a Frame of Reference.
Cates, Debra M.
The Omaha Teacher Corps Project has developed a comprehensive evaluation plan involving not only concrete data but individual behavior as well. Its evaluation program consists of seven levels of evaluation: inputs, activities, participation, reaction, learning, practice change, and end result. (Six exhibits illustrate the logistical matters concerned with data collection and documentation of each level.) One component of the evaluation process is the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM), a model that uses the individual as its frame of reference. It views the change process within formal organizations as entailing the individual's moving through several identifiable Stages of Concern about the Innovation and eight Levels of Use of the Innovation. Levels of Use are assessed using a validated, focused-interview process. A 35-item questionnaire and an open-ended concerns statement have been developed to measure Stages of Concern. This concerns-based approach is a diagnostic-prescriptive one that takes place within the context of the school/college where the change is occurring. The Stages of Concerns questionnaire can be used to evaluate learning; the Levels of Use of the Innovation can be used to determine extent of adoption of the innovation. (Instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Concerns Based Adoption Model; Omaha Teacher Corps Project NE
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Association Conference (Anaheim, CA, October 30, 1981).