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ERIC Number: EJ791766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
National Evaluation Standards for Australia and New Zealand: Many Questions but Few Answers
Fraser, Doug
New Directions for Evaluation, n104 p67-78 Win 2004
Australia and New Zealand stand out as something of an anomaly in the international trend toward developing common standards for evaluation. The national professional association that covers evaluation in both countries, the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES), was one of the earliest and most proactive in developing a comprehensive code of practitioner ethics. However, despite having the issue on its agenda since the late 1980s, some feel there is a lack of resolution on quality standards. In planning this article, the author formed a small reference group that included half a dozen prominent members of the AES with a history of involvement in ethical and standards issues. Their backgrounds included government, higher education, and private consulting, with experience dating back in some cases to the 1970s. In this article, the author discusses the history and current status of the AES's standards-setting activities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand