ERIC Number: ED234949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation in Non-Formal Education: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography. Annotated Bibliography #13.
Vandenberg, Lela; And Others
A four-section annotated bibliography is comprised of sources for information on evaluation intended for non-formal education (NFE) participants. Several themes and issues stand out in the documents cited: (1) the difficulty of isolating impacts and attributing them to a specific educational project; (2) the question of qualitative (focussing on descriptive features) vs. quantitative (focussing on measurable indicators) evaluation; and (3) the concept of participatory evaluation, in which local participants evaluate their own NFE programs with procedures they determine themselves. The first section, on evaluation methodologies, lists 96 references which discuss purposes, approaches, and methods of evaluation, and provide guidelines and criteria for conducting evaluations and impact analyses. A section on project evaluations describes 96 evaluation studies of specific NFE projects, programs, and workshops in areas such as health and nutrition, literacy, agriculture, communication, distance education, and women's integration in development. The third section, on cost effectiveness, annotates 50 references on the methodologies of cost-benefit analyses and includes examples of applications of such analyses to specific NFE programs. A final section lists six documents received as the final draft of the bibliography was being prepared. Annotations include availability information and indicate language of each publication. Dates of material range from 1971 to 1983, with some citations undated. (MH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitude Measures, Citizen Participation, Community Development, Cost Effectiveness, Data Collection, Developing Nations, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Females, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Literacy Education, Nonformal Education, Nutrition Instruction, Program Costs, Program Evaluation, Rural Development, Rural Education, Technical Writing
NFE Information Center, 237 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Non-Formal Education Information Center.