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ERIC Number: EJ1161381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-2140
Exploring Organizational Evaluation Capacity and Evaluation Capacity Building: A Delphi Study of Taiwanese Elementary and Junior High Schools
Cheng, Shu-Huei; King, Jean A.
American Journal of Evaluation, v38 n4 p521-539 Dec 2017
Researchers have conducted numerous empirical studies on evaluation capacity (EC) and evaluation capacity building (ECB) in Western cultural settings. However, little is known about these practices in non-Western contexts. To that end, this study identified the major dimensions of EC and feasible ECB approaches in Taiwanese elementary and junior high schools. Using a Delphi technique with 23 experts, the research sought consensus on the components of EC organized in three categories (evaluation culture, evaluation infrastructure, and human resources) and on approaches to building it in Taiwanese schools. The study also identified school-driven and government-driven approaches to ECB in this context. Although the findings support the major dimensions and approaches identified in the Western literature, unique differences emerged in the Taiwanese context. The article concludes with implications for theory and practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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