ERIC Number: ED224748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Youth Participation: A Guide for Program Operators.
National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., Boston, MA.
The checklists, tips, and examples will help persons involved with youth participation projects demonstrate the impact of a project. They will also help check for project strengths and weaknesses. Including the introduction, there are seven chapters. Chapter 2, "How Should Your Evaluation Look?" discusses what questions should be asked, definitions of success, who should do the evaluation, what evaluation model should be used, how to measure the unmeasurable and the unexpected, evaluation reports, and evaluation costs. Chapter 3, "Finding an Evaluator," deals with rules to remember in selecting an evaluator and the rights of an evaluation client. The fourth chapter, "How to do Your Own Evaluation," discusses sources of information, levels of evaluation, and sample data collection procedures. What to do with the evaluation once it is done is dealt with in chapter 5. Chapter 6 contains a basic evaluation vocabulary. The guide concludes with an annotated listing of references. The appendix lists the participants in the Chicago Idea Exchange. (RM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Basic Vocabulary, Community Programs, Costs, Data Collection, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Information Sources, Models, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Young Adults, Youth Programs
National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., 605 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chicago Community Trust, IL.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Resources for Youth, Inc., Boston, MA.