ERIC Number: ED338866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Conceptual Framework for Evaluating Community College Customized Training Programs.
Bragg, Debra D.; Jacobs, James
A project developed an operational definition of and designed a conceptual framework for evaluating two-year postsecondary educational customized training programs. The definition specifies that customized training requires the following: (1) contracts; (2) payments; (3) relationships to economic development strategies; (4) the delivery of training designed to improve work force competencies; and (5) adaptation to the needs of external clients. Four categories further differentiate training approaches: custom-designed courses, modification of courses, alternative delivery of courses, and courses for special populations. The framework contains sets of variables that describe the context for customized training. The variables reflect characteristics of employees/employers, institutions, communities, and states that provide a basis for the way customized training is conducted. The process identifies the client needs and proceeds through subprocesses: negotiation, job analysis, instructional design, implementation, program evaluation, and administration. It is necessary to focus on the outcomes of training and to determine how products are linked to individual outcomes. (30 references) (NLA)
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Competence, Contracts, Economic Development, Educational Opportunities, Evaluation Criteria, Institutional Characteristics, Instructional Design, Job Analysis, Labor Force, Negotiation Agreements, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Special Needs Students, Training Objectives, Two Year Colleges
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Materials Distribution Service, Horrabin Hall 46, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455 (order no. MDS-175: $4.25).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.