ERIC Number: ED133243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Educational Reform: An International Casebook.
Paulston, Rolland G.
Over 400 references relating to the theory and practice of educational reform in developed and developing nations comprise this annotated bibliography. Three objectives are to (1) provide a compilation of the literature on national educational change efforts; (2) stimulate nonbiased inquiry into causes, processes, and outcomes of educational reform; and (3) supplement the bibliographic work accompanying each national study in the World Bank Educational Reform and Economic Development Project. The annotations are presented in two parts. The first part cites theoretical, methodological, and general works relating to evaluation of educational reform efforts. The second part cites case studies that assess educational reform efforts in 57 developing countries and 26 developed countries. The annotations contain data extracted from the studies. These consist mainly of direct quotes chosen for their relevance to questions of appropriate rationales for educational reform, ideal scope and process of reform, and ideal major outcomes. To illustrate value bias in the literature, the study identifies six ideological views and lists the studies in the casebook which represent the bias of each orientation. The six categories are evolutionary and neo-evolutionary; structural-functional; system analysis; Marxist and neo-Marxist; the cultural and social movement; and anarchistic and utopian perspectives. An author index and a subject index are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Annotated Bibliographies, Bias, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, National Programs, Organizational Change
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: World Bank, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see ED 130 921