Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators,Trainers,and Staff Developers,2nd Edition / Edition 2

Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators,Trainers,and Staff Developers,2nd Edition / Edition 2

by Rosemary S. Caffarella
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Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide for Educators,Trainers,and Staff Developers,2nd Edition / Edition 2

The ongoing education and training of adults has become a necessity in many professional areas. Yet the staff who set up and administer these programs often lack skills for the very task that is so critical to the success of their efforts—the planning of the programs themselves.

Drawing on the tremendous success of the first edition, Planning Programs for Adult Learners, Second Edition covers the development of adult education programs in clear, specific detail. This popular guide contains information on every area of program planning for adult learners, from understanding the purpose of educational programs to obtaining suitable facilities.

Thoroughly expanded and revised, the book contains a wealth of new material and examples, and features new information on incorporating technology into the development and practice of adult education programs. Educators and practitioners alike will find this guide to be an essential tool.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787952259
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Edition description: REV
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 8.41(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Figures, Exhibits, and Exercisesxi
The Authorxxv
1Planning Programs for Adults: What's It All About?1
What Programs for Adults Look Like2
Planners of Education and Training Programs3
Sponsors of Education and Training Programs8
Purposes of Education and Training Programs10
Change as a Primary Outcome of Education and Training Programs11
How Education and Training Programs Are Planned13
Program Planning Models15
Chapter Highlights16
Application Exercises17
2The Interactive Model of Program Planning20
Description of the Interactive Model of Program Planning21
Tasks Within Each Component of the Model25
Assumptions on Which the Model Is Grounded25
Sources for the Model28
Who Finds the Interactive Model Useful?31
Chapter Highlights34
Application Exercises35
3Using the Interactive Model of Program Planning37
Identifying Personal Beliefs Related to Program Planning38
Setting Upfront Parameters41
Determining Which Components of the Model to Use and When44
Increased Use of Technology in the Planning Process48
Making Ethical Decisions in Program Planning49
Chapter Highlights53
Application Exercises54
4Discerning the Context58
Facets of the Planning Context59
Common Issues When Using Contextual Knowledge66
Obtaining Information About the Planning Context77
Chapter Highlights79
Application Exercises80
5Building a Solid Base of Support83
Ensuring People Support84
Building Organizational Support92
Obtaining and Maintaining Support of the Wider Community98
Chapter Highlights107
Application Exercises108
6Identifying Program Ideas112
Knowing What You Want to Accomplish113
Sources of Ideas for Education and Training Programs116
Generating New Program Ideas118
Conducting a Highly Structured Needs Assessment123
Contextual Issues in Identifying Program Ideas127
What to Do with Identified Program Ideas129
Chapter Highlights130
Application Exercises131
7Sorting and Prioritizing Program Ideas133
Priority Ideas and Alternative Interventions134
Analyzing and Sorting Program Ideas137
Selecting People for the Prioritizing Process139
Systematic Processes for Determining Priorities141
Alternative Interventions148
Chapter Highlights152
Application Exercises152
8Developing Program Objectives155
Defining Program Objectives156
Constructing Program Objectives159
Using Objectives as Checkpoints162
Chapter Highlights163
Application Exercise164
9Designing Instructional Plans166
Developing Learning Objectives167
Selecting and Organizing Content172
Selecting Instructional Techniques174
Selecting Instructional Resources182
Preparing for Instructional Assessment186
Sample Instructional Plan193
Making the Instructional Plan Work195
Chapter Highlights197
Application Exercises198
10Devising Transfer-of-Learning Plans203
What Is the Transfer of Learning?204
What Learning-Transfer Plans Are Based Upon207
The Importance of Planning for Learning Transfer209
Factors Influencing the Transfer of Learning210
A Framework for Planning Learning Transfer213
Transfer-of-Learning Techniques216
Challenges Program Planners Face in the Process218
Chapter Highlights220
Application Exercises221
11Formulating Evaluation Plans224
Program Evaluation Defined225
The Heart of Program Evaluation227
Connecting Evaluation to Other Components of the Interactive Model227
Planning for Systematic Program Evaluation230
Informal and Unplanned Evaluation Opportunities236
Approaches to Program Evaluation238
Collecting Evaluation Data249
Data Analysis254
Making Judgments About the Program256
Chapter Highlights261
Application Exercises262
12Making Recommendations and Communicating Results266
Examining Program Successes and Failures267
Formulating Recommendations270
Preparing Reports on Results of Education and Training Programs271
Communicating the Report to Key Individuals and Groups274
Following Up278
Chapter Highlights281
Application Exercises282
13Selecting Formats, Schedules, and Staff Needs286
Determining Program Formats287
Building Learning Communities292
Scheduling the Program293
Identifying Program Staff296
Chapter Highlights301
Application Exercises301
14Preparing Budgets and Marketing Plans304
Preparing Program Budgets305
Marketing the Program316
The Product, Price, Place, and Promotion321
Chapter Highlights328
Application Exercises330
15Coordinating Facilities and On-Site Events338
Obtaining Suitable Facilities339
On-Site Coordination351
Chapter Highlights359
Application Exercises360
16Revisiting the Interactive Model of Program Planning366
Reviewing the Model367
Tasks Within Each Component of the Interactive Model368
Closing Reflections374

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