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ERIC Number: ED202869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Seven Principles for Program Evaluation in Curriculum Development and Innovation.
Kemmis, Stephen
The definition of evaluation as a process of delineating, obtaining and providing information useful for making decisions and judgments about educational programs and curricula highlights the function of evaluative information of assisting decision-making. It reflects the concept of the role of evaluation in informing action at discrete decision points. It is important to recognize that a curriculum program and its evaluation are highly interactive throughout the curriculum development process. It is critical in deciding upon a definition to guide evaluation efforts that due importance is given to the pervasiveness of the evaluative dimension of all human activity, and to the fact that it is present in a range of individual and public judgment processes which exist whether or not an evaluation is formally commissioned or expected of project and program participants. Seven principles are offered which attempt to emphasize that evaluation forms a natural part of the critical thinking that guides the development process. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia