ERIC Number: ED353321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Structuring a Program To Prepare Professional Evaluators.
Eastmond, Nick, Jr.
Competent practice in the field of evaluation calls upon many skills, which all can be taught. This paper suggests one perspective on how these evaluation skills could be acquired. A seven-item question-and-answer format is used to respond to a panel discussing structuring a program to prepare professional evaluators. The following questions are addressed: (1) whether evaluation is now a professional field or whether it is in the process of becoming a professional field within the near future; (2) whether or not unique features (skills, expertise, theories, techniques, etc.) define the professional practice of evaluation and separate it from other social science areas; (3) what elements of the structure (scope and sequence) of an educational program about evaluation are desirable; (4) for whom or at what level (undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate) should the educational program on evaluation be targetted and how much time would be required to complete it; (5) what types of learning experiences (internships, practica, laboratories, etc.) would be included in the educational program on evaluation; (6) where would the ideal program be located (in a single discipline, across disciplines, etc.); and (7) are there other issues and concerns that should be brought to the attention of the panel. (RLC)
Descriptors: Conferences, Curriculum Development, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Group Discussion, Intellectual Disciplines, Postsecondary Education, Professional Training, Program Evaluation
Department of Instructional Technology, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-2830.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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