ERIC Number: ED413479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
How Do They Know They Know? Evaluating Adult Learning. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Vella, Jane; Berardinelli, Paula; Burrow, Jim
This book, which is designed to help adult educators in all settings determine the effectiveness of the teaching and learning occurring in their programs, uses real-life case studies to illustrate the application of an evaluation and accountability model based on the principles and concepts of popular education. The book begins with a preface providing a brief overview of the principles of popular education. The following topics are discussed in the book's seven chapters: the work done by specialists at the Jubilee Popular Education Center in Raleigh, North Carolina, in the area of evaluating adult learning; principles of evaluation, the genesis of accountability, and the theory of impact; use of the proposed process in planning and evaluating adult education programs; selection of those components of the accountability process that are applicable to the context and configuration of the specific program being evaluated; the impact of the Jubilee approach to popular education, as determined by an evaluation based on the proposed accountability model; application of the accountability process at the Jubilee center; and reflections on the proposed evaluation model and the evaluation of popular education. Illustrative case studies and 32 tables/figures are included. The bibliography contains 22 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Evaluation Methods, Popular Education, Student Evaluation, Student Participation
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