ERIC Number: ED341848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Indicators and Adult Education. Mandip Papers.
This publication on performance indicators and the education of adults in a community and locality context is one in a series of booklets written specially for managers in further and higher education in the United Kingdom. The series is intended to provide up-to-date information on current issues in vocational education and training, summaries of key research studies, and perspectives on these issues. The paper defines what a performance indicator is, lists its purposes, and discusses processes for measuring performance. Next are provided lists of questions and factors that managers need to consider when drawing up a performance audit, including perspectives of the student/customer, provider, and payer/commissioner. Measuring performance against relevant contextual factors such as equity and adequacy is discussed and there is focus on the values dimension and linking measures of performance with policy, resources, and planning. Lists of some typical aspects of policy, planning, and resource inputs are presented; questions regarding these aspects are provided for managers and those involved with performance indicator evaluations to ask. Finally, a quality framework is listed. Into this framework managers may organize performance indicators. Appendixes include a history of performance indicators in further education; the grid used by the Audit Commission; performance indicators from the schools' perspective--liaison with other agencies and the community; and recommendations for managing colleges efficiently. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrator Role, Adult Education, Community Education, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Leadership Responsibility, Performance Factors, Postsecondary Education, Specifications, Vocational Education
Further Education Staff College, Publications Section, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England (4.50 pounds).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Further Education Staff Coll., Blagdon (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)