ERIC Number: ED036876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Comments on Professor Lortie's Paper Entitled "The Cracked Cake of Educational Custom and Emerging Issues in Evaluation." Center for the Study of Evaluation of Instructional Programs Occasional Report No. 21.
Gage, N. L.
This commentary takes no serious exception to Professor Lortie's conclusions about educational changes and issues in evaluation, but it examines certain assumptions. It questions the implications that each school district needs independent evaluation and that evaluation should be applied at the end of a given educational program, and asks what happens when evaluation finds that a given educational innovation does not seem to make any difference. The paper offers the possibility of a more sensitive evaluation which seeks to understand more immediately realizable effects. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: Paper from the Proceedings of the Symposium on Problems in the Evaluation of Instruction, Los Angeles, California, December 13--15, 1967