ERIC Number: ED303190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Manual for Community-Based Training Programs.
Anderson, Stephen E.
Designed to assist providers of community-based employment training programs in the assessment of their efforts, this manual provides a conceptual framework and practical advice for planning and carrying out locally directed evaluations. After section I explains the purpose of the manual, section II presents a planning guide that establishes certain assumptions about community-based programs, and offers recommendations concerning the creation of an evaluation team, the establishment of the purpose of the evaluation, data collection and analysis, and management. Section III explains basic research and data collection methods, covering the use of questionnaires, rating scales, interviews, observations, tests, logs, program records, trainee feedback, and staff discussion. Section IV contains practical suggestions for analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative evaluation data. Each of 10 appendixes covers a specific feature common to many community-based training programs, including entry criteria and processes, course content, instruction, learning styles, work placements, trainee performance, access to services, completion outcomes, follow-up studies, and program administration. (AJL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Skills Development, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: George Brown Coll., Toronto (Ontario).