ERIC Number: ED310871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation in Action: A Case Study of an Under-Fives Centre in Scotland. Occasional Paper No. 3.
Written for preschool educators, this paper discusses the evaluation of the Craigroyston Community High School Under-Fives Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was intended that the report be accessible to anyone involved in center-based work with preschool children and their families. It was assumed that an explanation of evaluation procedures used might be helpful to external evaluators or project team members uncertain about the nature of an external evaluator's role. Part I describes the background to the evaluation. The first chapter in Part I provides a brief introduction to some alternative models and styles of evaluation drawn from the theoretical literature. The second chapter outlines the context of the evaluation: the general idea of the community school, the nature of the Craigroyston Curriculum Project, and the rationale and strategies involved in the Under-Fives study. Part II presents the evaluation report itself, which consists of sections on background, the program and participants, process and perceptions, analysis and evaluation of center characteristics, and conclusions and recommendations. A brief postscript raises central questions likely to be relevant to the evaluation of community-oriented projects in many different settings. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Bernard Van Leer Foundation, The Hague (Netherlands).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)