ERIC Number: ED162108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Ways to Evaluate Different Types of Career Education Activities: A Handbook of Evaluation Models.
Mitchell, A. M.; And Others
This evaluation handbook was developed as a part of a study conducted to identify and describe evaluated, exemplary activities in career education (K-12) which represent the best of the current career education programs and practices referred to in Public Law 93-380. (See CE 018 212 for the final report of this study.) An introductory section discusses such questions as Why is this document needed?, What can evaluation do for your activity?, How do you decide whether or not to evaluate?, and Can you avoid common problems in evaluation? Then the following six evaluation models are described: (1) evaluation of supplementary activities; (2) evaluation of career education facilities; (3) evaluation of indirect interventions; (4) evaluation of staff development; (5) evaluation of product development; and (6) evaluation of curriculum implementation. A general overview is given for each evaluation model and is followed by such information as rationale and perspective, general types of questions to be answered, and steps in implementing the model. Each model description concludes with a case study for analysis. An annotated bibliography with selected references for all six models is also included. Overviews of the ten exemplary projects selected in the study are appended. (BM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Annotated Bibliographies, Career Education, Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Facilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Faculty Development, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Intervention, Learning Activities, Models, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Budgeting, and Evaluation.; Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974