ERIC Number: ED308109
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Women and Politics. A Summative Evaluation. Evaluation and Project Research Report No. 8--1988-89.
This paper reports the summative evaluation of the part-time learning project "Women and Politics," based on a 2-day forum sponsored in November 1986 by the Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (Toronto, Canada) and the Committee for '94. The project consisted of a 6-part series featuring the speeches, workshops, and question periods from the forum. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the impact of the programs, to examine registrants' use of the resource materials that were made available, and to assess their opinions of the project. A random sample of 83 individuals who had registered for the available resource materials were interviewed on the telephone. These women were generally well-educated, 25-45 years of age, and held white-collar jobs outside the home. Over half of the group described themselves as politically active, approximately 60% of the group claimed that the learning experience had encouraged them to become more active in politics, and 33% reported that they had taken some action to become more politically involved. The findings indicate that "Women and Politics" provides a suitable model for other part-time learning projects. Comments by the interview participants and seven tables of survey findings are included. (Author/PPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto.; TV Ontario, Toronto.