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ERIC Number: ED052223
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Pages: 22
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A Look to the Future.
Guba, Egon G.
This paper summarizes Chapter XI, "An Overview and a Projection" of the book "Educational Evaluation and Decision-Making." The major assessments of this chapter: (1) how good were the answers provided to older questions; (2) what new questions were now able to be raised; and (3) who might be in a position to deal with them, are discussed. Concerning the first point, the author sees the book as more than passably adequate in terms of meeting its objectives, meeting the criteria for a good evaluation, responding to the five basic problems of evaluation, and meeting the conditions for an adequate theory. Regarding new questions, the areas of decision-making, criteria, methodology of the interface role, methodology of the technical role, data systems, implementation and organization, training, and therapy, are seen as those most in need of inquiry and development. Finally, in relation to who might deal with these questions, the author includes an eight page quotation from the book manuscript to discuss this topic. It suggests that evaluation practitioners on the local, state and national levels, evaluation consultants, evaluation research and development personnel, users of evaluation reports, consumers of evaluation reports, related professional groups and funding agencies might contribute solutions to new questions. (AG)
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Note: From symposium "Report of the Phi Delta Kappa National Study Committee on Evaluation," presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, New York, February 1971