ERIC Number: ED242867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Systematic Program Design: A Handbook for Volunteers. Appropriate Technologies for Development. Fourth Edition. Reprint R-44A.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.; Boston Univ., MA. Center for Educational Development in Health.
This manual is intended to assist volunteers and staff of volunteer organizations in the design of projects in various community and social service areas. The first section of the manual is a guidebook that addresses such aspects of the planning, implementation, and evaluation process as situational analysis, needs assessment, task-oriented planning, progress and product evaluation, problem solving, and follow-up. Addressed in a chapter dealing with methods are the following topics: information gathering methods (library search, field surveys, consulting experts, task forces, and technical conferences); planning and implementation methods (community organization, group discussion, bargaining and negotiation, model behavior, nonformal education, technical assistance, and cost analysis); and evaluation methods (feedback, practical tests, and presentation of data and information). Concluding the guide are a series of how-to-do-it manuals devoted to health and primary care, water and sanitation, nutrition and food production, education, economic development, community services, and energy and conservation. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Community Programs, Community Services, Data Collection, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Energy Conservation, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Food, Guidelines, Health Programs, Information Sources, Needs Assessment, Nutrition, Postsecondary Education, Problem Solving, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, Rural Development, Rural Education, Sanitation, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.; Boston Univ., MA. Center for Educational Development in Health.