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ERIC Number: ED317808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 412
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88099-090-2
Evaluating Social Programs at the State and Local Level. The JTPA Evaluation Design Project.
Blalock, Ann Bonar, Ed.; And Others
This book on evaluating social programs is an outcome of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Evaluation Design Project, which produced a set of 10 guides for the evaluation of state and local JTPA programs. This book distills ideas from these guides and applies them to a larger context. Part 1 presents a general approach to program evaluation and includes the following chapter: "Evaluating Programs" (Blalock). Part 2 presents complementary approaches to evaluating programs and includes the following chapters: "Evaluating Net Program Impact" (Johnson, Stromsdorfer); "Evaluating Gross Program Outcomes" (Simpson); and "Evaluating Program Implementation" (Grembowski, Blalock). Part 3 presents organizational and political issues in evaluating programs and includes the following chapters: "User-Centered Program Evaluation" (Feldman) and "Strategies for Supporting Comprehensive Evaluations" (Blalock). Each chapter includes a reference list. Appendix A provides an overview of the JTPA, the case example used throughout the book. Appendix B addresses the capacity of program management information systems (MISs) to support program evaluation. Appendix C lists the series of evaluation guides produced by the JTPA Evaluation Design Project. Appendix D provides background information about the book's authors. (CML)
W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI (paperback: $16.95; hardcover: $25.95--ISBN-0-88099-089-9).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982