Best Practices: A Framework for Documenting Qualitative Methods of Evaluating Learning in Community-Based Adult Literacy Programs from Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College (2003)

This report outlines alternative ways of documenting non-academic outcomes in community-based adult literacy programs.

The author begins by describing Independent Studies at Frontier College, a national literacy organization that provides learning opportunities for Canadians of all ages. Independent Studies operates adult learning programs, aimed primarily at people with disabilities. Its efforts include investigating qualitative methods of documenting and evaluating learning that reflect a philosophy of inclusion and respect, and this document presents the preliminary results of that research.

From there, he goes on to present six qualitative methods of evaluating learning: self-management and self-direction; goal setting; anecdotal reports; end-of-term evaluations; multimedia approaches; and project work.

For each of the six methods, the author provides a brief overview; a discussion of supporting research; and examples of the method in use.

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David Greig. Best Practices: A Framework for Documenting Qualitative Methods of Evaluating Learning in Community-Based Adult Literacy Programs from Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College 2003. Web. 2 Jul. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/frontier/best_practices/best_practices.pdf>
David Greig (2003). Best Practices: A Framework for Documenting Qualitative Methods of Evaluating Learning in Community-Based Adult Literacy Programs from Independent Studies (I.S.) at Frontier College. Retrieved July 2, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/frontier/best_practices/best_practices.pdf
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