ERIC Number: ED361591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Program and Provider Perspectives on Developing Indicators of Program Quality for Adult Education Programs.
Corley, Mary Ann; And Others
This document presents seven papers prepared by experts in the field of adult education on the issues related to developing and implementing quality indicators from the perspective of their program areas or organizational affiliations. "Indicators of Program Quality for Adult Basic Education" (Mary Williams) addresses the appropriateness of indicators of program quality that were developed by Pelavin Associates for adult basic education (ABE). "Indicators of Program Quality: An ESL Programming Perspective" (Inaam Mansoor) examines Pelavin's sample outline of proposed areas in which indicators would be addressed in English as a second language and some sample data elements for the indicators. "Indicators of Program Quality: Adult Secondary Education Programs" (Mary Ann Corley) suggests a repositioning of some indicators, a more specific detailing of others, and the addition of one new indicator. "Quality Indicators of Adult Education Programs for Local Education Agencies" (Connie Eichhorn) suggests additional indicators and dimensions more applicable to local agency programs. "Community College Delivery of ABE: Measuring Effectiveness" (Donna Lane) describes the community college system in Oregon and appropriate indicators. "A New Framework for Assessing Program Quality: Meeting the Challenge of the National Literacy Act of 1991" (Sondra Stein) suggests a shift in the proposed approach to ensure proper evaluation of programs offered by community-based providers. "Indicators of Program Quality for Volunteer Literacy Programs" (Kevin Smith) suggests a set of program quality standards specific to volunteer literacy programs. A list of the sample quality indicators used as a guide by the paper writers is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Community Colleges, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, English (Second Language), Literacy Education, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Staff Development, Student Development, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pelavin Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 349 439-441, ED 352 499, and CE 064 613-614.