A framework for evaluating implementation of community college workforce education partnerships and programs

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Author: Yarnall, Louise; Tennant, Elizabeth; Stites, Regie

Abstract:

Greater investments in community college workforce education are fostering large-scale partnerships between employers and educators. However, the evaluation work in this area has focused on outcome and productivity metrics, rather than addressing measures of implementation quality, which is critical to scaling any innovation. To deepen understanding of the field, sound metrics need to be assembled of the processes involved in workforce education (e.g. partnering with employers, designing and delivering instruction). This article addresses that gap with the Workforce Education...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Providers of education and training; Evaluation; Industry; Outcomes; Workforce development; Research

Keywords: Case study; Partnership in education and training; Education industry relationship; Community college; Institutional role; Evaluation criteria; Program evaluation; Relevance of education and training

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Taylor and Francis, 2016

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Journal volume: 40

Journal number: 9

Journal date: September 2016

Pages: pp. 750-766

ISSN: 1066-8926, 1521-0413 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 125.677

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