10.5191/jiaee.2001.08202

 

Abstract

This study examined evaluation issues related to international agricultural and extension education projects. Objectives of the study were to: 1) identify and describe problems and challenges to evaluating international agricultural and extension education projects, and 2) review evaluation models that are appropriate for international agricultural and extension education projects. Data sources included books, journal articles, conference proceedings, evaluation reports, government documents, and interviews with select faculty. Findings revealed that there are many challenges to evaluating international agricultural and extension education projects. These include: 1) lack of time resulting in inadequate plans to evaluate projects, 2) extensive reliance on single method of evaluation, 3) lack of readily available evaluation instruments, and 4) cultural and language problem. Four evaluation models appropriate for international agricultural and extension education were also identified and described. Based on the information obtained through literature and faculty interviews, a new framework to evaluate international agricultural and extension education projects was proposed.

 

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