ERIC Number: ED115570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Discrepancy Based Evaluation Model for International Education.
Newton, Richard F.
A discrepancy-based evaluation model for international education, developed for a program revolving around a seminar held in Egypt in 1974, is presented. Based on Malcom M. Provus' model, it considered the special problems fo a six-week educational seminar in a non-Western culture, and it questioned what type of individuals can best develop and utilize curriculum resources from another culture. The major problem was that the participants' attitudes and goals conflicted with the project's goals. A questionnaire was formulated and administered several times during the program; a free-response instrument was felt best suited for the evaluation model. It measured attitude by asking for completion of sentences such as "Egyptian people are..." and ranking responses as positive, neutral, or negative. Also, participant profiles were acquired that measured locus of control, needs achievement, and cognitive development. Results showed that the evaluation model did not answer the question for which it was designed, possibly because the model was not correctly developed for projecting that information or the question was inappropriate. It was concluded that an international program should be altered to fit participants rather than selecting "ideal" participants for a predesigned program. (ND)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Culture, Goal Orientation, International Education, International Programs, Measurement Techniques, Models, Need Gratification, Non Western Civilization, Personality Assessment, Program Evaluation, Social Science Research, Test Construction
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Egypt