ERIC Number: ED109449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Evaluating Occupational Education and Training Programs.
Wentling, Tim L.; Lawson, Tom E.
Designed to serve as a handbook and guide, the comprehensive book addresses itself to educational evaluation for teachers and administrators of occupational education in public elementary/secondary/postsecondary programs and for administrators and personnel connected with private instructional programs in schools and industrial programs. However, the methodology is also adaptable to the evaluation of other academic programs. An introductory chapter briefly summarizes the history of evaluation and presents two current, widely accepted definitions of evaluation, the decision-oriented definition (Phi Delta Kappa Commission on Evaluation) and the evaluator judgment definition (Worthen and Sanders). The remaining nine chapters of the book are directed to improving the utilization of evaluation procedures, with the end result of improving decision-making and, ultimately, improving programs. Chapters 3-8 provide specific evaluation procedures: student assessment, student followup, employer survey, consultative team evaluation, personnel evaluation, and cost analysis. Individual chapters provide practical, class-tested evaluation activities and numerous example forms and instruments to aid in evaluation; extensive bibliographic references are included at the end of each chapter. The concluding chapter presents a general overview of how changes occur within educational programs and how evaluation results can be used to bring about change and improved programs. (EA)
Descriptors: Accountability, Career Awareness, Career Education, Check Lists, Consultants, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Personnel Evaluation, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Allyn and Bacon, Inc., Longwood Division, 470 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02210 ($11.95)
Publication Type: Books
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