ERIC Number: ED410386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Evaluation Manual: A Practical Guide for Workplace Educators.
Johnson, Elaine P.
This manual is intended to help workplace education practitioners understand the program evaluation process. The manual begins with a discussion of the issues involved in choosing an approach to evaluating workplace education programs. Six assumptions about objectives, development, management, and evaluation of workplace education programs are examined in chapter 1. Presented in chapter 2 are several alternative views of evaluation and its relationship to other parts of workplace education programs and a basic evaluation process consisting of the following steps: evaluate the program's success at the individual level; evaluate the program's objectives; evaluate linkages between needs instruments and the content of teaching/learning activities; evaluate the organizational environment's impact on the workplace education program (determine whether/how management policies are affecting program success); and compile the evaluation information for use by program decision makers. Chapter 3 presents a concise working definition of evaluation and hints regarding describing, analyzing, and summarizing evaluation data. Chapter 4, which begins with the proposition that workplace education professionals are accountable for all aspects of workplace education program planning from inputs to outcomes, provides guidelines for reporting evaluation results, documenting results, analyzing how programs have affected companies, and determining how a companies can become more responsive to community needs. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Northern Community Coll., Wheeling.