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ERIC Number: ED464218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 403
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7879-5225-7
Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers. Second Edition. The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Caffarella, Rosemary S.
This how-to guide and resource book is designed to help in planning educational and training programs for adults in settings from the corporate sector to educational organizations. Chapters 1-3 lay the groundwork for the rest of the guide by introducing the 12-component Interactive Model of Program Planning. Chapter 1 describes adult programs and discusses planners, sponsors, purposes, outcomes, and program planning models. Chapter 2 presents an overview of the model, basic assumptions on which it rests, its sources, and users. Chapter 3 addresses using the model: identifying personal beliefs about program planning, developing upfront parameters, determining which model components and tasks to use, and using technology in program planning. Chapters 4 through 15 each explain one model component and give practical tips and ideas related to concrete tasks within the component. These are the model components: discern the context; build a solid base of support; identify program ideas; sort and prioritize program ideas; develop program objectives; design instructional plans; devise transfer-of-learning plans; formulate evaluation plans; make recommendations and communicate results; select formats, schedules, and staff needs; prepare budgets and marketing plans; and coordinate facilities and on-site events. Each chapter concludes with highlights and application exercises. Chapter 16 revisits the model. Appendixes include 301 references and an index. Contains 9 figures, 40 exercises, and 73 exhibits.) (YLB)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
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Note: Foreword by Malcolm S. Knowles. For the first edition, see ED 375 271.