ERIC Number: ED116881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Non-Formal Education in Ecuador. Volume 3: Findings. Final Report.
Laosa, Luis M.; And Others
As the third volume in a 4-volume evaluation report on the University of Massachusetts Non-Formal Education Project (UMass NFEP) initiated in rural Ecuador in 1973, this volume presents an in-depth analysis of the evaluation findings. Since UMass NFEP was initiated for purposes of developing new materials and methodologies in conjunction with and in support of existing Ecuadorian non-formal education programs, these findings are presented in terms of 13 basic evaluation questions relative to the following materials and methodologies: (1) the implementation process; (2) the degree to which project objectives were met; (3) the intent of the project; (4) the learning outcomes of educational games designed to promote numerical skills, literacy, and critical consciousness; (5) the characteristics of the more and less effective materials; (6) the characteristics of materials that worked well with learners of specific characteristics; (7) the facilitator/teacher variables; (8) the motivational attributes of each of the four games selected for in-depth experimental evaluation; (9) the change in attitudes and behaviors produced by each of the selected non-formal education games; (10) the importance of game sequencing factors; (11) the effect of replay frequency for each of the games; (12) the replication possibilities for the project; (13) the components for development of materials and programs in countries similar to Ecuador. (JC)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Developing Nations, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Instructional Materials, Learning, Learning Motivation, Literacy, Mathematical Concepts, Nonformal Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Sequential Learning, Teacher Characteristics, Transfer of Training
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