ERIC Number: ED333161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating "Literacy for Development" Projects, Programs and Campaigns. Evaluation Planning, Design and Implementation, and Utilization of Evaluation Results. UIE Handbooks and Reference Books 3.
Bhola, H. S.
This book presents a comprehensive treatment of the subject of evaluation as applied to literacy programs, covering evaluation theory, planning, and practice. Part I discusses questions of definition, context, objectives, and functions of evaluation and presents descriptions and analyses of evaluation paradigms and models. In Part II, the interrelated processes of evaluation planning and management are discussed, and evaluation planning and management approaches are explained and demonstrated. Parts III, IV, and V focus on the three components of the evaluation management approach discussed in Part II: management information systems (MIS), naturalistic evaluation (NE), and rationalistic evaluation (RE). Chapters in these parts cover: (1) theory, questions, and design of an MIS, NE, or RE; (2) writing a proposal for an MIS or for an evaluation study in the naturalistic or rationalistic mode; (3) tools and techniques of the three approaches; and (4) writing periodical and special reports. Part VI discusses the politics of evaluation, the need to establish evaluation standards for meta-evaluations, and the related question of evaluators' training. A glossary is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administration, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Evaluators, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Management Information Systems, Naturalistic Observation, Planning, Program Evaluation, Proposal Writing, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Technical Writing, Training
Unesco Institute for Education, Feldbrunnenstrasse 58, W-2000 Hamburg 13, Germany.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education.; German Foundation for International Development (DSE), Bonn (Germany).
Identifiers: Naturalistic Evaluation; Rationalistic Evaluation