ERIC Number: ED120394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation: Functional Education for Family Life Planning, 3. World Education Monograph Series.
Farmer, James A., Jr.; Papagiannis, George
The document focuses on the evaluation processes of educational programs in nonformal education which are designed to help adults develop new attitudes and practices particularly in developing countries. It consists of two articles which discuss basic evaluation concepts in nonformal education. The first article, Perspectives on Evaluation, by George Papagiannis, discusses various aspects of evaluation in relation to the development of educational programs designed for individual and national development. It introduces some basic concepts and problems in the effective use of evaluation and suggests that evaluation should not only involve the formal learning process and achievements of a program but also its administrative features and the relationship of the program to other facets of the social and political environment. The second article, Evaluation of Broad-Aimed Education Programs, by James A. Farmer, Jr., discusses the need to evaluate broad-aimed programs which seek to affect the quality of the learner's lives through education and to help students cope more effectively with their problems. The phases involved in mixed-scanning, a decision-making approach for evaluating nonformal educational programs, are discussed. Appended are rules for conducting an evaluation, a bibliography of materials on the evaluation of education for development, and general references. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Educational Problems, Educational Programs, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Guidelines, Individual Development, Nonformal Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Social Development
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Education, Inc., New York, NY.