ERIC Number: ED116072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation: A Beginning Statement. A Report from the Study Group on Guidelines for Evaluating Vocational Rehabilitation Programs and Services. Information Memorandum RSA-IM-72-61.
Research and Training Center, Institute, WV.
This training guide for evaluating vocational rehabilitation programs and services is designed for use by state vocational rehabilitation agencies in developing a system for evaluating either their overall program or specific aspects of it. The manual first addresses itself to the rationale for program evaluation, and then examines the evaluation process from the definition of objectives through the selection of criteria. The design for program evaluation is discussed in view of research methodology and the selected focus of program research. After a detailed discussion of the nature and process of various forms of evaluative research, the issue of innovation is considered. The utilization of results obtained through program evaluation is considered in regard to the dynamics of organization and resistance to change. Recommendations for overcoming resistance, implementing program evaluation, and utilizing new information are provided. (SJL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research and Training Center, Institute, WV.
Note: Report presented to the Institute on Rehabilitation Services (10th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 15-17, 1972); For related document, see CG 010 240; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document