ERIC Number: ED264430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation Guide for Adult Education Programs.
Dusewicz, Russell A.; And Others
This guide is designed to help educators plan and carry out evaluations of adult education programs. It describes some of the more common approaches to program evaluation that can easily be adapted to and implemented by adult education programs. The guide is organized in 10 sections. Following an introduction and overview in section 1, section 2 discusses how the evaluation process fits into the concept and normal cycle of program development. Section 3 describes the stages of the evaluation process (needs assessment, program planning, process evaluation, and outcome evaluation), while section 4 provides examples of evaluation design such as case histories, time series, and comparison groups. In the fifth section, various methods of data collection that can be used in adult basic education are discussed, while the sixth section describes statistical procedures for analyzing evaluation data. Section 7 illustrates the preparation of the program evaluation outline, which is a device to help program staff sketch out the essential elements of the evaluation plan. Section 8 outlines the different factors that determine the effectiveness of a program. The final two sections describe various reporting and dissemination techniques applicable to adult education programs and provide a summary of the program evaluation process. References and examples of evaluation instruments are provided in the guide. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For a related document, see CE 043 153.