ERIC Number: ED272727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Vocational Training Programs. A Practical Guide.
Hunting, Gordon; And Others
This guide is intended to serve as a systematic checklist for evaluators of vocational training institutions and for directors of schools or skills centers who want to identify areas in need of improvement. Discussed first are steps in defining the purpose of the evaluation (nature and objectives of the project, point of view, and the initial checklist). The next two chapters examine techniques for evaluating the efficiency of operations (qualitative and quantitative evaluations and the central training system) and external efficiency (cost, outcome, comparison of costs and outcomes, labor market indicators, and equity objectives). Covered in a concluding chapter on summary assessments and procedures are internal and external efficiency. Appendixes to the manual include checklists for making qualitative and quantitative evaluations of the efficiency of operations (content and quality of courses, students and trainees, staffing and staff development, physical resources, organization and management, and interrelations with industry); assessing the central training system (policies, planning, and development; central and regional control; and background information and questionnaires); and gathering background information on the efficiency of operations (enrollment, instructor qualifications and experience, support staff, facility scheduling, operating costs, and expenditures). Seventeen sample forms and questionnaires for interviews and observations are provided. (MN)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Curriculum Evaluation, Enrollment Trends, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Institutional Evaluation, Instructional Material Evaluation, Measurement Techniques, Operations Research, Outcomes of Education, Personnel Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.