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ERIC Number: ED157649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Resources in Evaluation for Rural Development. A Bibliography. SRDC Bibliography Series #2.
Cosby, Arthur G., Comp.; Wetherill, G. Richard, Comp.
One of a series of bibliographies prepared by research Functional Networks for the Southern Rural Development Center, this bibliography of literature on rural development program evaluation consists of substantially more than 500 citations, the majority works of the 60's and 70's. Drawn from an earlier simple listing of more than 1,500 entries, this publication narrows citations to those most relevant for the rural development program evaluator. Specific attention is given to evaluation of rural development programs noneconomic in nature--those designed to raise overall quality of life, level of living, life satisfaction, knowledge, and acquisition of leadership and decision-making skills by rural residents. An annotated section of more than 200 entries is divided into 6 major categories: major sources (particular emphasis on evaluation, criteria setting (with numerous evaluation models and critiques of models), strategies of evaluation--methodology, evaluative research and the evaluator's responsibilities (including politics and ethics of evaluation), and an unannotated research in progress. The second section lists additional references categorized in a similar fashion and with addition of a category for case studies under strategies for evaluation. (RS)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Case Studies, Community Leaders, Community Satisfaction, Decision Making, Definitions, Ethics, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Models, Program Evaluation, Quality of Life, Rural Development, Skill Development
Southern Rural Development Center, Box 5406, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rural Development Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Rural Development Center, State College, MS.
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