ERIC Number: ED252579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Implementation of a Model for Evaluating Clinical Specialty Education Programs.
McLean, James E.; And Others
A new method for evaluating cancer education programs, using an external/internal evaluation team is outlined. The internal program staff are required to collect the data, arrange for a site visit, provide access to personnel, and make available other information requested by the evaluators. The external team consists of a dentist with oncological background and an educational evaluation specialist. The evaluation is conducted in three phases: previsit preparation, on-site visit, and report preparation. This method provides feedback on the process as well as on program outcomes. It focuses on improvement of the program, rather than success of the project. It gives appropriate attention to all stages of program activity. It costs about the same to implement an internal evaluation, but maintains the integrity of an external evaluation approach. The model has been used successfully for four years at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry Clinical Cancer Education Program with several different evaluators. The project administrators, evaluators, and the funding agency have determined the results to be satisfactory. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (13th, New Orleans, LA, November 14-16, 1984).