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ERIC Number: EJ901916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1097-6736
Examining Outcomes-Based Educational Evaluation through a Critical Theory Lens
Segerholm, Christina
New Directions for Evaluation, n127 p59-69 Fall 2010
Contemporary educational evaluation policy and practice can be challenged by applying critical theory and hermeneutics perspectives in evaluation and by asking whose interests are being served through evaluation. Using educational evaluation in Sweden as the context, the author argues for an explanation-oriented evaluation approach that assumes education is complex, multilayered, and infused with conflicting interests and intentions. The author concludes that evaluations that attend to this complexity have the potential to influence educational policy significantly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden