ERIC Number: ED367150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Principles and Practice in an Evaluation Project.
Murphy, Dermot F.
Motivated by the introduction of a new secondary school language curriculum in Malaysia, a project was undertaken to examine its effects on classroom teaching and learning, particularly from the teacher's perspective. The portion of the project that involved training state officials to participate in a formative evaluation of the curriculum and its implementation is described here. Two seminars were conducted for evaluators. The first focused on determining priorities for evaluation, simulation of a presentation of results to teachers, and creation of an evaluation plan. Following this seminar, site visits were made to refine the plan. The second seminar included a report of the site visits, review of principles and techniques of evaluation, and preparation for analysis, interpretation, and reporting of evaluation findings. Results of these seminars and field work were that the evaluators gained knowledge of and skills in evaluation procedures and became aware of support mechanisms available to them, and that teachers in the field provided feedback important to the evaluation process. The training provided both theory and needed practical guidance for participants. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Anivan, Sarinee, Ed. Issues in Language Programme Evaluation in the 1990's. Anthology Series 27; see FL 021 869.