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Educational Goals Inventory. Establishing Goals for Older Adult Educational Programs. A Guidebook [microform] / Bella Jacobs and Catherine Ventura-Merkel
Bib ID 5500780
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Jacobs, Bella
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1984 
137 p. 
ISBN 9780910883054

This guidebook describes the nature and use of an Educational Goals Inventory (EGI) and the interpretation of the collected data. It is designed for use with a self-scoring process, the EGI Software Computer Package. Chapter I contains an overview of educational programming for older adults and a description of the Non-Traditional Educational Programs for the Elderly Project. Chapter II reports findings of a survey to assess the current status of educational programming in community-based group programs. Chapter III describes EGI's structure, format, content, and history of its development. Chapter IV discusses practical considerations in planning and implementing an EGI project. Chapter V deals with interpreting and understanding the EGI results. It contains terminology used in doing the statistical analysis, detailed descriptions of each table, and information on comparing individual site results with a national sample. Chapter VI outlines the action plan process for translating results of the educational goals-setting process into practice. Chapter VII presents activities and practices for beginning or improving the implementation of educational goals. Chapter VIII summarizes the purpose of EGI, its potential for comparative studies, and its value to agencies and the older adults they serve. Sample forms are appended. (YLB)


Availability: National Council on the Aging, Inc. Publications, Department 5087, Washington, DC 20061-5087 (Order No. 125-ER: $20.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling).

Sponsoring Agency: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.




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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Education.  |  Adult Programs.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Educational Planning.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Measurement Techniques.  |  Needs Assessment.  |  Program Development.  |  Program Implementation.  |  Statistical Analysis.  |  Goal Setting
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Ventura-Merkel, Catherine, author  |  National Council on the Aging, Inc., Washington, DC
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