The goal of this article is to provide a framework for practitioners to update their curriculum using an in-depth case study of the Parents Forever program. As new research and best practices change, curriculum authors and program administrators should consider revising both the content and method of delivery of their courses. However, little literature exists to document the pragmatics of this process, particularly when operating within the context of a legislative mandate. The case study of the Parents Forever program curriculum update is grounded in a program life cycle model. Using this model, in-depth descriptions are provided, from beginning observations of current classes to final stages of the evaluation. This included piloting, formative evaluation, implementation, and summative evaluation, including results of a year of teaching the new curriculum, which are described along with next steps.
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- program evaluation
- program life cycle