ERIC Number: ED367151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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National Level Formative Evaluation: Some First Steps.
Ghani, Ali Abdul; Hunt, Brian
The formative evaluation of a new Malaysian secondary school language curriculum is described. Reasons for choosing formative over summative evaluation are examined, and implementation of the evaluation to date is detailed. In the first two phases, state education officials were trained in principles and procedures of program evaluation, including all stages from planning through reporting of results. These phases included seminars, site visits, and refinement of the overall evaluation plan. The three subsequent phases of the evaluation are to include: (1) another seminar to define communication channels, introduce more sophisticated analytical and reporting procedures, and begin national level studies; (2) review progress, expand use of formative evaluation throughout the country, and provide consultation in data collection to the states; and (3) preparation of the final report and recommendations. Topics identified by the different states for investigation in the evaluation project are noted. The most common are aspects of classroom management, teaching methodology, and learning. State officers' perceptions of what they have learned about evaluation and about the curriculum's implementation in the project's first two phases are summarized. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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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.