n South African Journal of Agricultural Extension - Monitoring extension : a cognition oriented approach towards evaluation

Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0301-603X
  • E-ISSN: 2413-3221


It is generally accepted that proper evaluation is one of the key factors in enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of extension. That, in fact, is one of the major purposes of evaluation, namely to improve present and future extension. However, the classical summative evaluation conducted after completion of a program cannot improve the present extension, but only future programs. This meets the needs and interests of managers and directors, but for the operators concerned about improving their present performance, this has little more than only a historic value.

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