ERIC Number: ED289044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Adult and Community Education Program Review Instrument.
This guide is intended for use in conducting a review of adult and community educational programs. The procedures explained in the manual are geared toward conducting a program evaluation that is intended to (1) serve as an educational tool that program practitioners can use in gaining a better understanding of the ways in which their program should be operated and (2) be supportive of local adult and community education programs by recognizing activities that are commendable and by making recommendations that are primarily geared to strengthening the program under review. The first of the guide's four sections covers the following aspects of the review process: review team selection, characteristics that review team members should possess, review team responsibilities, development of a sample agenda and program review process checklist, review documents, exit interviews, and written evaluation reports. Demographic information, organizational charts, and previous program review reports are discussed in the chapter on gaining an overview of the community in which the program is being offered. The third chapter outlines procedures for collecting and analyzing data on the following areas: program philosophy and policies; program content (with separate sections on general; vocational; high school completion; and literacy, adult basic education, and English-as-a-second-language programs and programs for disabled persons); personnel; community linkages; physical environment; and financial management. The fourth section is a sample evaluation report. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Characteristics, Community Education, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Interviews, Money Management, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Records (Forms), School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Note: Revision of 1985 edition prepared by R. K. Poulson.