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Title:A model for evaluating vocational education programs in correctional institutions
Author(s):Arkema, John Francis
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Phelps, L. Allen
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Vocational
Abstract:This study focused upon the problem of developing, field-testing, and evaluating a model for evaluating vocational education programs in correctional institutions. An initial objective of the study was to develop an alternative evaluation model from existing literature and current practices which could be used to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of vocational education programs. The model included a comprehensive list of standards and components used in evaluating correctional vocational education programs.
A second aspect of this study included a field-test of the evaluation model using the information sources available at BlackHawk College and the East Moline Correctional Center.
A third component for this study was to evaluate the model using the researcher's analysis of the field-test and a panel of experts in correctional vocational education and program evaluation. Four major meta-evaluation questions (utility, accuracy, feasibility, and propriety) were posed for this final aspect of the study.
The meta-evaluation of the Program Evaluation Model produced several findings that were significant to the study. These findings included the following: (a) The Program Evaluation Model appears to be most useful in that the audiences involved in or affected by the evaluation were identified, so that their needs could be addressed; (b) The Program Evaluation Model appears to reflect feasibility, in that the evaluation procedures were practical, so that disruptions were kept to a minimum and the needed information could be obtained; and, (c) The evaluation was designed and conducted so that the rights and welfare of the human subjects were respected and protected.
Issue Date:1989
Rights Information:Copyright 1989 Arkema, John Francis
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI8924760
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI8924760

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