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NCJ Number: 51956 Find in a Library
Title: EVALUATING FEDERALLY SPONSORED PROGRAMS
Corporate Author: Jossey-Bass Publishers
United States of America
Editor(s): C C RENTZ; R R RENTZ
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 107
Sponsoring Agency: Jossey-Bass Publishers
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
Sale Source: Jossey-Bass Publishers
989 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-1741
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS EXAMINATION OF THE VARYING APPROACHES AND AIMS OF THOSE INVOLVED IN THE EVALUATION OF FEDERALLY SPONSORED PROGRAMS CONTAINS CASE STUDIES FROM BOTH LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION (LEAA) AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
Abstract: A COMMON THEME THROUGHOUT THE BOOK IS THE NEED FOR USEFULNESS OF EVALUATION DATA. EACH OF THE SIX CHAPTERS WAS WRITTEN EITHER BY AN INDIVIDUAL FROM AN AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR AN EVALUATION OR BY AN OUTSIDE EVALUATOR. THE INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER EXAMINES THE CONGRESSIONAL APPROACH TO EVALUATION AS A MEANS OF MONITORING AGENCY ACCOUNTABILITY AND CONTRASTS THIS WITH THE AGENCY APPROACH, WHICH IS USUALLY TO IMPROVE PROGRAM MANAGEMENT. EVALUATION DESIGNS ARE DESCRIBED FOR THREE EDUCATION PROGRAMS (AN EVALUATION OF A LAW TO IMPROVE EDUCATION OF THE HANDICAPPED, AN EVALUATION OF PROGRAMS FUNDED BY THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT, AND TWO PROGRAMS FOR SMALL CHILDREN). THEN THE VARYING PERSPECTIVES ON EVALUATION THAT EXIST WITHIN LEAA ARE EXAMINED AND CRITICIZED. THE NEED FOR POLICY-RELEVANT DATA IS EXAMINED AND SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE FOR APPROACHES TO ENSURE USEFULNESS OF THE EVALUATION. MANY OF THE CHAPTERS INCLUDE REFERENCES. THE BOOK IS INDEXED.
Index Term(s): Education; Evaluation; Evaluation of evaluation; Evaluation techniques; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Planning; Policy; Vocational training
Note: NEW DIRECTIONS FOR PROGRAM EVALUATION 2, SUMMER 1978
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