ERIC Number: ED116880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Non-Formal Education in Ecuador. Volume 2: Overview and Evaluation Plan. Final Report.
Laosa, Luis M.; And Others
As the second volume in a 4-volume evaluation report on the University of Massachusetts Non-Formal Education Project (UMass NFEP) in rural Ecuador, this volume details the evaluation design. Cited as basic to the evaluation design are questions which ask: (1) What kinds of effects (changes) can be observed? and (2) What are characteristics of the materials and procedures as they can be logically and/or empirically related to the desirable outcomes? Cited as major components of the design are: (1) The experimental field implementation and concurrent evaluation of the UMass NFEP education games that were among the most widely used/accepted education games; and (2) The UMass non-formal education intervention impact study (an impact profile, a qualitative analysis of intervention based on observations and interviews, and individual testing of game session participants). Additionally, this report describes: (1) Materials Selected for University of California at Los Angeles Field Implementation and Evaluation; (2) Instruments (a set of individually administered tests given in a pre-second-post basis to measure literacy, numerical skills, and critical consciousness or attitudes); (3) Staffing (selection criteria, training, and procedures); (4) Implementation Procedures (selection of communities and control and experimental groups); (5) Criteria for Field Supervision and Quality Control. (JC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Change Agents, Control Groups, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Experimental Groups, Instructional Materials, Literacy, Mathematical Concepts, Measurement Instruments, Nonformal Education, Personnel Selection, Program Evaluation, Quality Control, Rural Areas
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador