ERIC Number: ED224953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Education for the Handicapped: Perspectives on Program Evaluation. Personnel Development Series: Document 4.
Albright, Leonard; Markel, Geraldine
This document is a monograph in a personnel development series addressing issues that are pertinent for policy-making personnel concerned with program evaluation and personnel preparation. The major intent of the monograph is to present a variety of evaluation practices and procedures used in the evolution of a vocational/special education personnel preparation program. As a means of illustrating and discussing the major evaluation points in a program, a three-phase view of program evaluation is delineated. Section 1 considers planning evaluation (determining program goals and selecting the program strategy). Section 2 describes process evaluation focusing on the implementation aspects of a program. Three case examples describe evaluation activities conducted for a short-term workshop, a course, and an inservice project. Section 3 examines impact evaluation that looks at the outcomes and effects of a program on its graduates and their respective work environments. Two case examples of impact evaluation designs in vocational/special education personnel preparation projects are highlighted. A final section suggests procedures and guidelines to increase use of evaluation findings. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Case Studies, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Planning, Postsecondary Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Leadership Training Inst./Vocational and Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 211 720, CE 034 699-700, and CE 034 726-730.