A Formative Evaluation of the Dream Toolkit component of the Be the Dream Programme

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Field, Carren
dc.contributor.author Bhebe, Brilliant
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T11:33:49Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T11:33:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Bhebe, B. 2018. A Formative Evaluation of the Dream Toolkit component of the Be the Dream Programme. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29762
dc.description.abstract The need for positive youth development programmes is necessary in the South African context where youth struggle with many socio-economic challenges including poverty, youth unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, violent behaviour and high school dropout. These programmes aim to promote personal and interpersonal development outcomes for at-risk youth so that they can lead better purpose-driven lives. The following dissertation presents the findings of a formative evaluation conducted for the Dream Toolkit Component of the Be the Dream Programme, a PYD programme implemented by Dream Factory Foundation in Cape Town. Three evaluations were performed, namely programme theory evaluation, implementation evaluation, and short-term outcome evaluation. A combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods were utilised to answer the evaluation questions posed. Overall, the findings indicate that: a) the programme theory of the Dream Toolkit Programme is consistent with best practices programmes and the causal logic of the programme was deemed to be plausible; b) programme participants were highly satisfied with the programme services; c) the programme was implemented with limited fidelity; and d) majority of the learners demonstrated relatively high self-esteem and career decidedness outcome levels. While the evaluation yielded positive results, the evaluator was able to make a number of recommendations and highlight important considerations for DFF to improve the Dream Toolkit Programme. This evaluation contributes to limited research on implementation and programme theory driven evaluations in the PYD programme context.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other Programme Evaluation
dc.title A Formative Evaluation of the Dream Toolkit component of the Be the Dream Programme
dc.type Master Thesis
dc.date.updated 2019-02-21T10:41:50Z
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce
dc.publisher.department School of Management Studies
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil
dc.identifier.apacitation Bhebe, B. (2018). <i>A Formative Evaluation of the Dream Toolkit component of the Be the Dream Programme</i>. (). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Management Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29762 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Bhebe, Brilliant. <i>"A Formative Evaluation of the Dream Toolkit component of the Be the Dream Programme."</i> ., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Management Studies, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29762 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Bhebe B. A Formative Evaluation of the Dream Toolkit component of the Be the Dream Programme. []. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Management Studies, 2018 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29762 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Bhebe, Brilliant AB - The need for positive youth development programmes is necessary in the South African context where youth struggle with many socio-economic challenges including poverty, youth unemployment, alcohol and drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, violent behaviour and high school dropout. These programmes aim to promote personal and interpersonal development outcomes for at-risk youth so that they can lead better purpose-driven lives. The following dissertation presents the findings of a formative evaluation conducted for the Dream Toolkit Component of the Be the Dream Programme, a PYD programme implemented by Dream Factory Foundation in Cape Town. Three evaluations were performed, namely programme theory evaluation, implementation evaluation, and short-term outcome evaluation. A combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods were utilised to answer the evaluation questions posed. Overall, the findings indicate that: a) the programme theory of the Dream Toolkit Programme is consistent with best practices programmes and the causal logic of the programme was deemed to be plausible; b) programme participants were highly satisfied with the programme services; c) the programme was implemented with limited fidelity; and d) majority of the learners demonstrated relatively high self-esteem and career decidedness outcome levels. While the evaluation yielded positive results, the evaluator was able to make a number of recommendations and highlight important considerations for DFF to improve the Dream Toolkit Programme. This evaluation contributes to limited research on implementation and programme theory driven evaluations in the PYD programme context. DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - A Formative Evaluation of the Dream Toolkit component of the Be the Dream Programme TI - A Formative Evaluation of the Dream Toolkit component of the Be the Dream Programme UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/29762 ER - en_ZA


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