This study aims to look at the following aspects: First, the Model and Indicators of evaluation on the effectiveness of
adult educational organizations are adopted and applied here to assess the performances and issues among adult educational organizations in Taiwan. Second, the differences among the three types of adult educational organizations are assessed and analysed in terms of suitability of indicators. Third, the reasons that play significant effects on the
organizational management performance are also analysed. Last, further recommendations are made which were
driven from the results of indicator and assessment in this study.
This study mainly adopts from a survey which is designed as the tool of “CVIPP Performance Evaluation Model for
Adult Educational Organisations”, both the chief and administrative staff from three different types of adult educational organizations were recruited to participate. In total, 2,992 copies of questionnaires were distributed out and 2,222 copies were returned. The response rate is 74.26% and 2,050 copies of questionnaire are valid.
According to the results, the performance indicators from Context are similar from one another among the three types of organizations. However, there are differences in Vision, Input and Product and Process aspects. Statistical power was found among the eight items and the items of “Programme planning and management” and “Resource investment and management” were in particular. To meet the satisfaction of all items in terms of statistical power, three types of organisations showed each of them had various needs and priority settings.
Performance evaluation has become the trends among the studies of adult education and lifelong learning in the worldwide. Therefore, the innovation of this study is to develop a complex evaluation tool to assess the performance from different types of adult educational organizations. And this has been rarely researched from previous studies both in Taiwan and worldwide. The values of this study are those indicators, which were developed here, systematically assessed the organisational performance and influential factors affected on the various organizations. This study not only innovated intellectually but also met our current needs from the society.