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Evaluating the benefits of lifelong learning: a framework

Plewis, I and Preston, J (2001) Evaluating the benefits of lifelong learning: a framework. Research brief / DfES no. RCB05 . DfES, Nottingham. ISBN 9780854736560

Abstract

This publication, the second in the series, sets out the framework for effectively evaluating policy initiatives which are designed to promote lifelong learning and to produce wider economic and non-economic benefits. It is structured as follows: chapter one outlines the main issues covered in this paper, drawing distinctions between monitoring, evaluation and modelling; chapter two discusses the approaches to evaluation that are located within the social science literature as well as evaluation methods that have more of a management perspective, and brings together the similarities and differences between these two approaches to evaluation; chapter three provides an overview of measuring relevant outcomes, both learning outcomes and their wider benefits; chapter four focuses on research design; chapter five covers the statistical analysis; chapter six shows how the cost-benefit analysis can be used to provide an economic assessment of interventions; and the final chapter sets out the conclusions and recommendations.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 13:13
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