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ERIC Number: EJ953420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
Integrating Program Theory and Systems-Based Procedures in Program Evaluation: A Dynamic Approach to Evaluate Educational Programs
Grammatikopoulos, Vasilis
Educational Research and Evaluation, v18 n1 p53-64 2012
The current study attempts to integrate parts of program theory and systems-based procedures in educational program evaluation. The educational program that was implemented, called the "Early Steps" project, proposed that physical education can contribute to various educational goals apart from the usual motor skills improvement. Basic elements of cybernetics and program theory were combined into a dynamic evaluation procedure in order to provide ground for a discussion of a possible strengthening of the evaluation results. To this respect, this article presents how this integration may help evaluators to come up with valuable outcomes. Moreover, it is discussed how integration may enrich the program evaluation domain. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: European Union