BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability in Adult Education

Edited by Lilian H. Hill
Foreword by Amy D. Rose
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July 2020
9781620368510
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    Stylus Publishing
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    9th July
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  • Language English
  • Pages 300 pp.
  • Size 6" x 9"
  • Images 12 Tables, 5 Figures
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July 2020
9781620368503
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July 2020
9781620368527
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  • Images 12 Tables, 5 Figures
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July 2020
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This book is intended to help practitioners in adult education become better informed about assessment, evaluation, and accountability as these are critical functions of administering and running adult education programs. The book is for adult educators who have been asked to serve on assessment committees, produce detailed reports for funders and accreditors, create a culture of assessment within their program and organization, and/or develop reports for accountability purposes.

Section one presents an introductory overview of assessment and evaluation in adult education. Section two gives guidance on practices for specific areas of adult education practice, such as military education, human resource development, and continuing professional education. Section three provides assessment practices for adults in higher education, with chapters dedicated to distance learning, health professions education, and graduate education.

“This book does an excellent job of presenting the basics of evaluation and assessment important to all adult educators, along with the intricacies and details of evaluation and assessment in specific adult education situations. Assessing learners and evaluating content are critical to what we as adult educators do, and this book can help us to improve in these areas.”

Steven W. Schmidt, Professor and Program Coordinator, Adult Education Program, Department of Interdisciplinary Professions - East Carolina University

"Lilian H. Hill has assembled an amazing group of scholars and practitioners merging the roles of assessment and evaluation for sustainability in the field of adult education increasingly affected by the political economy of globalization and neoliberal era. This original work has taken us down some important pathways as adult educators and their programs face critical issues reflected in purposes and roles of adult education asserted through governmental policies and/or funding agencies. This book presents tools implementing assessment and evaluation purposely applied to adult education, through diverse perspectives, in multiple areas. This edited volume helps equip adult educators to validate and sustain adult learning and adult education programs. Highly recommended!"

Qi Sun, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology & Counseling Department - The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Foreword—Amy D. Rose
Acknowledgments

Part One: Introduction
1) What and Why of Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability in Adult Education—Lilian H. Hill
2) Assessment of Learning in Adult Education—Lilian H. Hill
3) Program Evaluation in Adult Education—Larry G. Martin and Kevin Roessger

Part Two: Assessment and Evaluation Practices in Specific Areas of Adult Education Practice
4) The Gordian Knot of Adult Basic Education Assessment: Untangling the Multiple Audiences and Purposes—Alisa Belzer and Daphne Greenberg
5) Assessment and Evaluation Practices in Army Military Education—Royce Ann Collins, COL Ryan Welch, and James B. Martin
6) Assessment and Evaluation in Continuing Professional Education—Paul E. Mazmanian, Meagan W. Rawls, and J.K. Stringer
7) Assessment and Evaluation in Human Resource Development—Lilian H. Hill, Sharon E. Rouse, and Cyndi H. Gaudet
8) A Framework for Community Capacity Building: The Role of Assessment and Evaluation—Elizabeth A. Roumell, Corina Todoran, and Nima Khodakarami

Part Three: Assessment and Evaluation Practices for Adults in Higher Education 
9) Moving Beyond Positivism: Integrating Transformative Perspectives in Health Professions Education and Evaluation—Wendy M. Green
10) Assessment and Evaluation Practices in Adult Distance Education—Simone C.O. Conceição
11) Assessment and Evaluation Practices for Adult Students in Higher Education—Jovita M. Ross-Gordon and Royce Ann Collins
12) Assessment Practices in Higher Education with Implications for Graduate Adult Education—Mary V. Alfred and Patrice B. French
13) Preparing Higher Education Faculty to Conduct Quality Assessment of Student Learning—Natalie Bolton and E. Paulette Isaac-Savage

Part Four: Conclusion
14) Using Assessment and Evaluation to Advocate for Adult Education Programs—Lilian H. Hill

Editor and Contributors
Index

Lilian H. Hill

Lilian H. Hill is professor of adult and higher education at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her research interests are in adult health learning and health literacy, professional education, and assessment and evaluation. She has held executive-level positions for the Commission of Professors of Adult Education of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education and served as coeditor of Adult Learning in 1994–2005 and 2020–2023. Hill served on the assessment committees of two universities, and her past administrative roles have involved assessment, evaluation, and accreditation responsibilities. She was recipient of the 2015 Okes Award for outstanding Research in Adult Education; was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education in 2018; and was selected for the UGA Circle of 50, honoring 50 alumni for the 50th anniversary of the Adult Education Program in 2019.

assessment and accreditation; adult education; evaluation and accountability; learning outcomes; adult basic education assessment; sustainable assessment; adult education assessment tools