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ERIC Number: ED241544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
Evaluation: A Proposal for Purpose and Use.
Pritchard, Betty
This paper proposes a humanistic approach that may not be evaluation as commonly regarded, but it does have a much greater chance to enact program improvement. It assumes that program developers and directors really want their activities to be effective and relevant. The role of the evaluator is that of facilitator, that of a linking pin to transfer understanding rather than accountability, and that of a teacher and resource of analytic expertise. The evaluator must relinquish the role of judge. The relationship between the evaluator and the practitioner needs to be one of active cooperation. In considering this approach, evaluators need to ask themselves which outcome is most important: is it preferable to have a report, to have particular actions taken, or is it enough to have a system of evaluation accepted that increases awareness and innovation? (BW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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