ERIC Number: EJ1042336
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Assessing Program Implementation: What It Is, Why It's Important, and How to Do It
Duerden, Mat D.; Witt, Peter A.
Journal of Extension, v50 n1 Article 1FEA4 Feb 2012
While the importance of evaluation program offerings is acknowledge by Extension educators, less emphasis is given to understanding program implementation. Simply assessing program impact without a clear understanding of the degree to which a program was actually implemented can result in inaccurate findings. The effective evaluation of both program impacts and evaluation can provide Extension educators with a more holistic perspective of their programs and an increased ability to identify and disseminate best program practices.
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Program Evaluation, Extension Education, Holistic Evaluation, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Performance Factors, Best Practices, Fidelity, Research Methodology
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