Abstract: In recent years, there have been significant changes in the field of adult education which have brought new opportunities for adult educators, expanding the types of programs offered to adult learners. As a consequence, adult educators evaluation began a crucial issue. This paper focuses on EduEval (Evaluation for the Professional Development of Adult Education Staff) N 538743-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP, an EU funded project which is grounded in an action-research based on the active involvement of practitioners engaged in adult educators’ evaluation in some European countries (which are: Latvia, Italy, Poland, Spain and Greece). EduEval project is started on January 2014, and this paper illustrates the approach that Personality Socialization Research Institute (PSRI) of Rezeknes Augstskola (RA) (Latvia) has designed to gather information about evaluators’ of social adult educators in Latvia. It also presents the project objectives and sketches the theoretical background of the PSRI research activity.
Keywords: adult social educators, educators’ evaluation, mixed methods