ERIC Number: ED178584
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Ideology: A Case Study of Social Change.
Pougiales, Rita; Kempner, Ken
A theoretical model and a case study are described to support the premise that the ideological levels of members of a social change project must be identified in order to assess their potential for inducing change and to evaluate that change. A conceptual model of the development of a social justice ideology is formulated, and is described as being most pertinent to change projects. The change agents' ideology is classified in one of three developmental stages. By understanding a member's concept of social justic, the potential extent of change is gauged. Three parallel characteristics of change groups are identified: the ideological basis of change; the intended outcomes in terms of social change; and the change techniques. Data used in developing the ideological model are based on a project evaluation, funded by the Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) to increase the number of female public school administrators within a particular state. It is suggested that evaluation should encompass not only the goals and outcomes of a project, but also the ultimate goals, the justification for those goals, and the manner in which the goals are attained. Also, it is advocated that evaluation methods include an assessment of ideological concepts and social justice. (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Women's Educational Equity Act Program.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Educational Policy and Management.
Identifiers: Womens Educational Equity Act
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)