Evaluation/Assessment (of Public Outreach)

 Evaluating Public Programs in Archaeology
     (Conference Session abstract, Participant Abstracts)



Sponsored by the SHA Public Education and Information Committee, this conference session (organized by Jim Gibb) explored the goals of public programming, considered some of the criteria by which these programs might be evaluated, and commented on the wisdom of establishing guidelines and standards for public interpretation.

 Report on SHA at NCSS
     Exhibit Booth #853 out of 1053



An evaluative study reporting on what was learned during outreach activities at the National Council for the Social Studies conference in Baltimore, MD in 2004, including some steps to help archaeology outreach to schools better succeed.

 Learning From the 2003 SHA Public Session’s PEIC K-12 Social Studies Education Event: What can be taken forward from this Public Archaeology experience?



This study evaluates a public archaeology event held during the 2003 Conference on Underwater and Historical Archaeology.

Awards By And For The Public Recognizing Archaeology Outreach



A number of awards are given by archaeological societies honoring the work of those involved in archaeology education, avocational archaeology, resource protection, and media coverage. Awards for archaeology-based projects are also bestowed by non-archaeological entities. Learn about the objectives of these awards, the criteria used in selecting recipients, and about the outstanding achievements by archaeologists and members of the public in sharing archaeological information with the public.


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Updated 08.31.12