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ERIC Number: ED479692
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
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Escher's Intersecting Worlds: Evaluation as a Reflection of the Evaluator, The Evaluator Being Reflected in the Evaluation.
Thorpe, Pamela K.
A program evaluation (of Scholastic's Read 180 program) was recently submitted to administrators at the public middle school where the author/educator teaches. The evaluation was written in a reflective state regarding the nature of evaluations and her role in the construction of this particular evaluation. It recalls the M. C. Escher lithograph, "Drawing Hands," which portrays hands drawing themselves, thereby conveying the message that self and self-reference are indivisible and coequal. The evaluation of an intervention program, with names of schools removed, is presented in this paper. The thoughts regarding the potential bias affecting the evaluation, and the competencies required to produce the evaluation are presented. She notes that she felt like a character in a book, albeit a shadowy character, reading her own story in the midst of this evaluation. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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