ERIC Number: ED375202
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Building Villages To Raise Our Children: Evaluation. Guides to Comprehensive Family Support Services.
Miller, Pamela B.
This is volume three of a six-volume guide to the establishment and management of a comprehensive family-support program. This volume explains the role played by evaluation in the evolution of family-support and family-education services, introduces key aspects and important considerations in planning an evaluation, and discusses how to choose a starting point for evaluation. Several evaluation models are examined, as are ways of fostering community commitment and communicating the existence of the program to the community. The guide provides a list of resources in which program evaluators can find practical advice; discussions on various aspects of evaluation, including management information system, needs assessment, and cost effectiveness; the theory and history of evaluation; and services and organizations that are available for help. (Contains 35 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Comprehensive Programs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Research, Family Programs, Guidelines, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Harvard Family Research Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Longfellow Hall, Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.