ERIC Number: ED410395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Community/Adult and Continuing Education, Program Evaluation. No. 96-378.
The community/adult and continuing education programs and services provided by the Des Moines Department of Community/Adult and Continuing Education were subjected to context, input, process, and program evaluations. The following were among the findings: (1) for the 1996-97 school year, the department had a budget of $1.2 million and an average of 300 part-time teachers and others responsible for delivering courses/programs; (2) all staff participated in technology staff development, program administrators participate in state/national community education conferences and professional development opportunities, and new part-time instructors received inservice training; (3) in the past year, 17,676 students of all ages attended classes, seminars, workshops, and recreational programs offered by the department at school and community locations; (4) participants in the department's adult education classes expressed high levels of satisfaction with their courses and instructors; and (5) the department provided career education programs for women and inmates of correctional institutions, a parent education program for parents of destructive adolescents, and summer radio programming for children. (Appended are the following: summer enrollment table; class offerings for fall 1996; 5-year enrollment trend; attendance year enrollment tables; survey results; sample facility usage; and list of parent project facilitators.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Advisory Committees, Agency Role, Articulation (Education), Community Education, Cooperative Planning, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Enrollment, Enrollment Projections, Extension Education, Futures (of Society), Inservice Teacher Education, Labor Force, Parent Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Recreational Programs, School Community Relationship, School Districts, Staff Development, Student Financial Aid, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Des Moines Public Schools, IA.