ERIC Number: ED193419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Doing Your Community Education Evaluation: A Guide.
Young, Malcolm B.; And Others
Intended to assist in the evaluation of community education programs, this guide is for program decision makers, primarily at the local level, including staff of school districts, park and recreation departments, other local and state agencies, and private citizens serving on community education boards and councils. Part 1, Evaluation and Community Education Programs, describes an eight-step process for developing and conducting an evaluation that can be applied to two frequent situations: need for a rigorous and complex evaluation design and answers to a few questions. Topics include purposes of program evaluation, when and how to evaluate a program, and use of program/performance reports in evaluation. Part 2, Community Education Concerns and Evaluation Questions, covers materials on twelve topics of concern in relation to a community education program: program objectives; advisory council; interagency cooperation/coordination; courses/classes; health/social services; recreational, social, and cultural activities; community development; organization and staffing; resource utilization; impacts on school system; impacts upon community; and impacts on individuals. Each topic is presented in a format that covers what is meant, why evaluate, possible evaluation questions, and sources and approaches (including sample evaluation questions with possible sources of information and possible indicators of performance). Part 3 presents a sample performance report. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Agency Cooperation, Community Benefits, Community Development, Community Education, Community Resources, Coordination, Courses, Cultural Activities, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Health Services, Objectives, Organization, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Recreational Activities, School Community Relationship, Social Services, Use Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Development Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA.
Note: Italic sectons and the sample performance report, which contains small print, will not reproduce well.