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ERIC Number: ED152824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 22
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The Role of Evaluation in Organizational Development. Evaluation in Support of the Pennsylvania ABE Improvement Program.
Barnette, J. Jackson
Organizational development (OD) is a systematic approach to (1) identifying the needs, problems, and objectives of an organization; (2) providing feedback needed for decisions regarding design and implementation of change strategies; (3) implementing and monitoring actions; and (4) evaluating their effects. Decisions in all phases of OD are facilitated through evaluation. The context, input, process, and product (CIPP) evaluation paradigm provides an approach to evaluation which is consistent with and supportive of the OD framework. The evaluation activities of the Planning Studies in Continuing Education Division of the Pennsylvania State University have, through provision of context, input, and product evaluation, supported the organizational development of the Pennsylvania Adult Basic Education program. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (61st, New York, New York, April 4-8, 1977)