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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

2012

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

Evaluation use; Non-formal education; Cooperative Extension

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Non-Formal Educator Use Of Evaluation Results, Sarah Baughman, Heather H. Boyd, Nancy K. Franz Aug 2012

Non-Formal Educator Use Of Evaluation Results, Sarah Baughman, Heather H. Boyd, Nancy K. Franz

Extension and Outreach Research and Scholarship

Increasing demands for accountability in educational programming have resulted in increasing calls for program evaluation in educational organizations. Many organizations include conducting program evaluations as part of the job responsibilities of program staff. Cooperative Extension is a complex organization offering non-formal educational programs through land grant universities. Many Extension services require non-formal educational program evaluations be conducted by field-based Extension educators. Evaluation research has focused primarily on the efforts of professional, external evaluators. The work of program staff with many responsibilities including program evaluation has received little attention. This study examined how field based Extension educators (i.e. program staff ...