ERIC Number: ED193285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Phenomenology, Multiple Realities and Educational Evaluation. Research on Evaluation Program, Paper and Report Series, No. 21.
The phenomenological point of view is described, particularly the use of multiple realities as employed by sociologists to increase phenomenological understanding. Examples of applying the multiple reality approach to education are discussed. Part One is an introduction to the theme, "Phenomenology, Multiple Realities and Educational Evaluation." In this section, a concept (multiple realities) and a technique (analyzing data via different perspectives), used by phenomenologists--which may have value for educational evaluators--are identified and illustrated. The presentation of this section is nontechnical. Part II is a clarification of issues which have developed as a result of critical comments and reflection on the theme by the author. Additional questions for reflection are posed for such areas as paradigms, objectivity/subjectivity, methodology of phenomenology, and the relationship of phenomenology as an evaluation model with other models which are supportive of a subjective approach. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.