ERIC Number: ED216166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Evaluating Vocational Education Programs. A Handbook for Corrections Educators. Research and Development Series No. 227.
Halasz, Ida; Behm, Karen
Developed as a guide for improving current procedures or initiating procedures to evaluate vocational education programs in correctional institutions, this handbook provides an introduction to and understanding of the evaluation process through the use of a case study, flowcharts, check lists, descriptions of helpful resources, and examples of evaluation instruments. It consists of three sections. Covered first are the tasks of defining evaluation and identifying vocational education. Next, various steps in the evaluation process are described, including determining purposes, identifying outcomes, determining functions, selecting methods, identifying staff, collecting data, analyzing data, and reporting results. Provided in the final section are listings of resources and references as well as the following sample materials: a check list for accreditation standards, a former student questionnaire, an employer survey, a cover letter to program review team members, instructions for program review teams, a program review team evaluation report, an evaluation form, and criteria for evaluating a vocational education program. (MN)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Case Studies, Check Lists, Correctional Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Definitions, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Flow Charts, Guidelines, Material Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), Resources, Staff Utilization, Standards, Vocational Education
National Center for Research in Vocational Education, National Center Publications, Box F, 1960 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43210 (RD 227, $7.95; quantity discounts available--see last page of document).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.