ERIC Number: ED208199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Evaluating Independent Living Programs.
Roessler, Richard T.
This paper examines the historical and philosophical underpinnings of independent living programs and presents strategies for evaluating such programs. Discussed first are issues in evaluating independent living programs. The evolution of independent living services and the mission and goals of independent living are outlined. Described next are techniques for evaluating various facets of independent living programs (including general program design, person change, environmental change, client satisfaction, and project operations). An independent living processes and outcome model is provided. Presented in the final section are a series of 16 conclusions and recommendations for evaluating independent living programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Administrative Organization, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Models, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Physical Environment, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Rehabilitation, Self Care Skills, Social Environment, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.