An Evidence Based Procedure to Assess the Delivery of a Career Skills Development Program for People with Intellectual Disability

A Theory Manual

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Abstract

The authors (Professor Doug Boer and Dr Sally Kelty) were approached to develop a proposal to conduct a project that will develop a procedure for the internal evaluation and assessment of the delivery and outcomes for a career skills development program run at Koomarri. A robust internal assessment or external evaluation is an essential component of any new initiative or program introduced (Kelty, Julian & Howes, 2015). Assessing how well a program is delivered is essential for quality delivery and policy evaluation. Ensuring quality management is essential in public, private sector and not for profit organisations. Although Vito and Higgins (2014) highly recommend that program evaluation be undertaken by external agencies to ensure appropriate level of objectivity, this is not always feasible. External evaluation may not be possible due to confidentiality, privacy issues and above all the high cost. Where such issues arise, internal evaluations by organisations themselves can be warranted and can be robust provided an evidence-based methodology is followed (Conley-Tyler, 2005).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Canberra
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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