Evaluation for Continuing Education: A Comprehensive Guide to Success
May 2002, Jossey-Bass
Part I: Basic Evaluation Concepts and Rationale.
3. Rationale and Procedures.
Part II: Applications to Various Program Aspects.
4. Needs Assessment.
5. Contextual Analysis.
6. Goals and Policies.
7. Staffing Assessment.
11. Outcomes and Impact.
Part III: Guidelines forImproving Evaluation Practice.
12. How and Why.
"...this book achieves it's goal of providing just in time training about evaluation." (The Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, Volume 22)"This book poses some excellent ideas, suggestions, and examples of evaluating adult and continuing education programs. It will be very helpful to a person who is learning the concepts of evaluation and needs practical applications of these concepts. Dr. Knox's examples, given his extensive experience, shed a great deal of light on the processes and uses of evaluation in the adult education arena."
--John Boulmetis, professor, adult education, University of Rhode Island and coauthor, The ABC's of Evaluation
"This comprehensive guide to evaluation in adult and continuing education will help practitioners demystify the process. Designed to be used as a reference, it can be consulted for specific questions or problems related to evaluation. Examples from numerous settings illuminate the practical information and guidelines provided by Alan Knox. Knox's many years of experience in adult and continuing education add depth to the volume."
--Susan Imel, Director, ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, The Ohio State University
"Alan Knox has married the wisdom born out of his years of successful experience and his encyclopedic knowledge of the evaluation literature to produce the first truly comprehensive guide to evaluation for our field."
--Ronald M. Cevero, University of Georgia