ERIC Number: ED212642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Third-Party Evaluation of the Kanawha County (W.VA.) Community Education Program: Executive Summary.
Schwartz, Terry Ann; And Others
This objective evaluation of the Kanawha County Schools Community Education (CE) program offered project staff the opportunity to determine the worth or effectiveness of the CE program and to provide stimuli for program improvement purposes. The CE personnel and the evaluation team blended their expertise--the program staff in the substance of the CE program (e.g.,goals, objectives, activities) and the evaluation team in the substance of the evaluation (e.g., design, data collection, and analysis). A model of the CE program was constructed to illustrate program parameters, program processes and program environmental factors. Outcomes and impacts are cited. Two methodological approaches were used in the operationalization of the evaluation: descriptive and case. For the former, interview schedules and questionnaires were used for data collection purposes. In the case approach, interview schedules were also implemented, but the major source of information was unobtrusive measures--records and observation. (Author/CE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Mid-Atlantic Center for Community Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville, Bureau of Educational Research.