ERIC Number: ED214946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Educational Innovations.
Fraser, Barry J.; Nash, Rieke
This monograph provides teachers and teacher trainees with practical assistance in evaluating and documenting school-level innovations. Authentic and concrete illustrations culled from reports of evaluations of innovative projects funded by the Australian Schools Commission are featured. Examples are used to illustrate seven major aspects which could be included in any project description assembled for dissemination purposes. These are aims on rationale, setting, origins of projects, material and equipment, student activities, funding, and problems. The wide variety of techniques which were employed in evaluation reports are described and several concrete illustrations of how these techniques were used are provided. The techniques considered are interviews, observation, student diaries, usage rates, expert testimony, discussions at meetings of project personnel, achievement tests, and questionnaires. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation
Dr. Barry Fraser, Head of School of Curriculum Studies, Western Australian Institute of Technology, South Bently, W.A. 6102 Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Schools Commission, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Macquarie Univ., North Ryde (Australia).