ERIC Number: ED398079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Dilemmas in Evaluating Professional Networks: The Case of the Mathematicians and Education Reform Forum.
Haug, Carolyn; And Others
The purpose of this paper is to describe experiences evaluating the effectiveness of the Mathematicians and Education Reform (MER) Forum, a network of research mathematicians interested in educational issues. After a brief description of MER, three traditional evaluation models are considered to illustrate shortcomings found with using these models for network evaluation: quasi-experiments, objectives-based evaluation, and responsive evaluation. Finally, brief scenarios are constructed of how each of these models might be applied to the MER evaluation. In each of these three hypothetical scenarios, conclusions are proposed that seem viable. (MKR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council on Measurement in Education (New York, NY, April, 1996).