PDF pending restoration
ERIC Number: ED141376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Evaluation in Malaysia - Trends and Prospects. IIEP Seminar Paper 10.
Abu, Samah Asiah
In the last 15 years Malaysia has witnessed tremendous changes in the socio-political and economic fields, which have been reflected in the country's educational system. Formerly evaluation in the schools was synonymous with the term or yearly school achievement tests, or the administration of periodic standardized achievement tests. In December, 1973 an Evaluation Unit was established by the Ministry of Education and placed under the Educational Planning and Research Division. The main objectives of this unit include: (1) Obtaining feedback from ongoing projects in the various divisions of the Ministry of Education. (2) Assessing systematically the degree to which project objectives have been implemented. (3) Providing suggestions for project improvement. (4) Obtaining valid data on the success or failure of the projects for future planning. Functions of the Evaluation Unit include identifying projects that need systematic, continuous product evaluation; obtaining the cooperation of the division concerned; and working closely with the representatives of the various divisions to draft evaluation designs, choose evaluation instruments and report relevant decisions. The Curriculum Development Center is the one other division which has its own functional evaluation unit. This unit evaluates curriculum materials and practices which it sponsors, works closely with the ERPD Evaluation Unit in identifying areas and strategies for evaluation, and has close links with university researchers and evaluators. Brief case studies for various projects are included. (MV)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Developing Nations, Educational Programs, National Programs, Organization, Program Evaluation
International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 Rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016, Paris, France (3.00 francs)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia