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ERIC Number: ED114674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 152
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Statewide Programs of Adult Basic Education: A Design With Instrumentation.
Mezirow, Jack
Designed to assist evaluators of statewide programs for Adult Basic Education (ABE), the document presents a perspectives discrepancy assessment approach. The evaluation design and instrumentation presented were used to evaluate ABE programs in Iowa, and this effort is described, together with suggestions for adapting the Iowa design to fit other Statewide programs. Six major areas of decision making are identified, with specifics showing how to analyze questionnaire data in terms of expectations and current practice: (1) goal setting, (2) instruction, (3) recruitment of students, (4) staffing, (5) in-service education for staff development, and (6) collaboration. An extended analysis examines students and staff. The instruments used in Iowa are included: evaluation committee and ABE coordinator questionnaires, covering the six major areas of decision making; teacher questionnaire, form A involving intended practice, form B involving current practice; student questionnaire, seeking student opinions about their classes; adult education director questionnaire; learning center coordinator questionnaire; Department of Public Instruction questionnaire; and co-sponsor questionnaire, involving the organization with which the ABE program co-sponsors classes. The evaluation methodology is flexible, and suggestions are made for revision of instruments and the limitation to one or more of the six areas of decision making. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Center for Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa