ERIC Number: ED118806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Regionalization in Staff Development in Adult Basic Education.
Bosco, J. A.
An instrument for future planning and policy formation for adult basic education (ABE) staff development at national/regional levels, the assessment determined which current objectives, processes, and products proved most effective and offered the greatest potential. The basic evaluation design was established by the Center for Resource Development in Adult Education; assessment was conducted by a third party evaluator. Using a basic Discrepancy Evaluation Model, the study examined the success of regionalization as it is tied directly to organization fidelity, sensitivity, and role fulfillment. Each of the 10 regional projects submitted copies of proposals and evaluation reports and engaged in field visitation interviews. Questionnaire data are presented, and a copy of the interview is included in the appendixes. It was concluded that regionalization is a viable concept for problem solving, but the arbitrary use of the 10 Federal regions is not the most efficient way to create the number of regions. Generally, there was a basic uncomfortableness and degrees of dissatisfaction with regionalization. Moreover, there was a basic lack of understanding of the concept of regionalization. Positive conflict was not perceived and rationally approached, as the basic approach was to minimize conflict rather than to incorporate it into regional planning. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for Resource Development in Adult Education.