ERIC Number: ED328590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
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A Model of Evaluation Planning, Implementation and Management toward a "Culture of Information" within Organizations.
Bhola, H. S.
The argument underlying the ongoing paradigm shift from logical-positivism to constructionism is briefly outlined. A model of evaluation planning, implementation, and management (the P-I-M model) is then presented, which assumes a complementarity between the two paradigms. The P-I-M Model includes three components of educational evaluation: a management information system (MIS), naturalistic evaluation, and rationalistic evaluation. The P-I-M Model of evaluation incorporates the dialectic between logical-positivism and constructionism, and the dialectic between descriptive data and evaluative data. The model implies that for effective decision making within human organizations, both evaluative data and descriptive data are needed. Evaluative data generated by evaluation studies must, therefore, be strengthened by an appropriate MIS that can generate descriptive data concurrently with the process of program implementation. The P-I-M Model, if fully actualized, will enable human organizations to become vibrant "cultures of information" where "informed" decision making becomes a shared norm among all stakeholders. Eight flowcharts are provided to illustrate the P-I-M Model. A 25-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Paradigm Shifts; PIM Model; Stakeholder Evaluation
Note: Paper presented at the Evaluation Seminar of the Institute of International Education (Stockholm, Sweden, September 17, 1990).