Planning Programs for Adult Learners A Practical Guide for Educators, Trainers, and Staff Developers

ISBN-10: 0787952257
ISBN-13: 9780787952259
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
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Description: This resource covers the development of adult education programmes in specific detail. It contains information on every area of programme planning, from understanding the purpose of educational programmes to obtaining suitable facilities.

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Book details

List price: $37.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

This resource covers the development of adult education programmes in specific detail. It contains information on every area of programme planning, from understanding the purpose of educational programmes to obtaining suitable facilities.

Figures, Exhibits, and Exercises
Foreword
Preface
The Author
Acknowledgments
Planning Programs for Adults: What's It All About?
What Programs for Adults Look Like
Planners of Education and Training Programs
Sponsors of Education and Training Programs
Purposes of Education and Training Programs
Change as a Primary Outcome of Education and Training Programs
How Education and Training Programs Are Planned
Program Planning Models
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
The Interactive Model of Program Planning
Description of the Interactive Model of Program Planning
Tasks Within Each Component of the Model
Assumptions on Which the Model Is Grounded
Sources for the Model
Who Finds the Interactive Model Useful?
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Using the Interactive Model of Program Planning
Identifying Personal Beliefs Related to Program Planning
Setting Upfront Parameters
Determining Which Components of the Model to Use and When
Increased Use of Technology in the Planning Process
Making Ethical Decisions in Program Planning
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Discerning the Context
Facets of the Planning Context
Common Issues When Using Contextual Knowledge
Obtaining Information About the Planning Context
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Building a Solid Base of Support
Ensuring People Support
Building Organizational Support
Obtaining and Maintaining Support of the Wider Community
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Identifying Program Ideas
Knowing What You Want to Accomplish
Sources of Ideas for Education and Training Programs
Generating New Program Ideas
Conducting a Highly Structured Needs Assessment
Contextual Issues in Identifying Program Ideas
What to Do with Identified Program Ideas
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Sorting and Prioritizing Program Ideas
Priority Ideas and Alternative Interventions
Analyzing and Sorting Program Ideas
Selecting People for the Prioritizing Process
Systematic Processes for Determining Priorities
Alternative Interventions
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Developing Program Objectives
Defining Program Objectives
Constructing Program Objectives
Using Objectives as Checkpoints
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercise
Designing Instructional Plans
Developing Learning Objectives
Selecting and Organizing Content
Selecting Instructional Techniques
Selecting Instructional Resources
Preparing for Instructional Assessment
Sample Instructional Plan
Making the Instructional Plan Work
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Devising Transfer-of-Learning Plans
What Is the Transfer of Learning?
What Learning-Transfer Plans Are Based Upon
The Importance of Planning for Learning Transfer
Factors Influencing the Transfer of Learning
A Framework for Planning Learning Transfer
Transfer-of-Learning Techniques
Challenges Program Planners Face in the Process
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Formulating Evaluation Plans
Program Evaluation Defined
The Heart of Program Evaluation
Connecting Evaluation to Other Components of the Interactive Model
Planning for Systematic Program Evaluation
Informal and Unplanned Evaluation Opportunities
Approaches to Program Evaluation
Collecting Evaluation Data
Data Analysis
Making Judgments About the Program
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Making Recommendations and Communicating Results
Examining Program Successes and Failures
Formulating Recommendations
Preparing Reports on Results of Education and Training Programs
Communicating the Report to Key Individuals and Groups
Following Up
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Selecting Formats, Schedules, and Staff Needs
Determining Program Formats
Building Learning Communities
Scheduling the Program
Identifying Program Staff
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Preparing Budgets and Marketing Plans
Preparing Program Budgets
Marketing the Program
The Product, Price, Place, and Promotion
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Coordinating Facilities and On-Site Events
Obtaining Suitable Facilities
On-Site Coordination
Chapter Highlights
Application Exercises
Revisiting the Interactive Model of Program Planning
Reviewing the Model
Tasks Within Each Component of the Interactive Model
Closing Reflections
References

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