ERIC Number: ED429363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Program Development and Evaluation for Schools and Communities.
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Nettles, Saundra M.; McHugh, Barbara E.
This guide was developed to empower individuals and organizations to solve social and educational problems. It is intended for use by anyone interested in leading groups in developing programs to improve education. The principles and methods that it contains are based on psychological theory and research, and it is intended to stimulate effective action by educational leaders and community organizations. It explains the Program Development Evaluation method, which assists individuals as they develop programs, thus enabling these persons to take advantage of a structure that will help them make useful plans to manage program adoption. The steps it contains encourage needs assessment, and they focus attention on problems that have been ignored so as to help mobilize action. The steps provide a structure to focus problem-solving efforts, using principles from group psychology and the psychology of motivation to overcome obstacles to change. The steps emphasize solutions to problems and promote realism in designating and following up on plans. The document is divided into seven modules: (1) a framework for actions; (2) formulating problem statements and goal statements; (3) preparing action statements; (4) setting objectives; (5) designing the program; (6) implementation standards; and (7) analyzing the force field. A glossary of program-development evaluation terms is included. Contains 10 references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Gottfredson Associates, Inc., 3239 B Corporate Court, Ellicott City, MD 21042; Web site: www.gottfredson.com ($10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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