ERIC Number: ED238894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Decision Oriented Evaluation in Education: The Case of Israel.
Lewy, A.; Kugelmass, S.
This book contains a series of papers presented at an Israel-American seminar on Educational Evaluation. Sol Kugelmass describes strategies employed to increase the utilization of evaluation results in the process of formulating educational policy. Nachum Blass illustrates the relationship between evaluation and policymaking by discussing an evaluation study designed to examine the outcomes of the Educational Reform in Israel. Evaluation problems of the Israeli matriculation examinations are discussed by Baruch Nevo and Gershon Ben-Shakhar. Arieh Lewy describes the Israel Curriculum Center organizational framework and elaborates on the communication pattern of the development/evaluation teams. Pinchas Tamir presents decisions made on the basis of evaluation findings. Daniel Davis argues for standardized methods for evaluating the potential benefits of innovative programs. David Nevo describes a Multi-Method and Multiple Clientele Evaluation Matrix model. Itai Zak examines methodological problems related to dealing with complex data sets. Robert Boruch summarizes the presented works, pointing out similarities and differences between evaluation patterns in the educational systems of the United States and Israel. Boruch places emphasis on communication links established between evaluators and decisionmakers in both countries. (PN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Policy, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Evaluators, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Models, Research Methodology
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Note: Papers presented at the joint Israel-American Seminar on Educational Evaluation (Jerusalem, Israel, June, 1980).