ERIC Number: ED126302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Model for the Evaluation and Revision of Adult Vocational and Non-Vocational Programs. Final Report.
Wilkerson, F. T.
The purpose of the research project was to develop a comprehensive evaluation model that could be used to revise and improve adult education programs. The Jefferson County School System was selected for testing the model, and the problem was to determine how adequately the system provided quality adult education programs to meet the needs of the citizens of that community. The model developed contained a contextual (community needs) component and a program evaluation component. Research activities were organized into three phases. Phase one was a literature review to develop evaluation criteria and phase two consisted of an evaluation of programs by randomly selected samples of adult education teachers and currently enrolled students via mailed questionnaires. Additional data collection methods employed in phase three were: a general community survey, an employer survey, a secondary data analysis of community needs by review of census and employment data, and an educational census of all educational opportunities available to adults from other local education agencies. Based on an analysis of survey findings, recommendations were made for curriculum development, future research, and expanding the operating components of the model to include cost benefit and product evaluations. Appended are a bibliography, the survey instruments and cover letters, and results of the secondary data analysis. (RG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Research Coordinating Unit, Lexington.