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TitleInternational Handbook of Educational Evaluation [electronic resource] / edited by Thomas Kellaghan, Daniel L. Stufflebeam
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0309-4
Descript XVIII, 1060 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Thomas Kellaghan Educational Research Centre, St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland Daniel L. Stufflebeam The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Ml, USA Lori A. Wingate The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Ml, USA Educational evaluation encompasses a wide array of activities, including student assessment, measurement, testing, program evaluation, school personnel evaluaยญ tion, school accreditation, and curriculum evaluation. It occurs at all levels of education systems, from the individual student evaluations carried out by classยญ room teachers, to evaluations of schools and districts, to district-wide program evaluations, to national assessments, to cross-national comparisons of student achievement. As in any area of scholarship and practice, the field is constantly evolving, as a result of advances in theory, methodology, and technology; increasing globalization; emerging needs and pressures; and cross-fertilization from other disciplines. The beginning of a new century would seem an appropriate time to provide a portrait of the current state of the theory and practice of educational evaluation across the globe. It is the purpose of this handbook to attempt to do this, to sketch the international landscape of educational evaluation - its conceptualยญ izations, practice, methodology, and background, and the functions it serves. The book's 43 chapters, grouped in 10 sections, provide detailed accounts of major components of the educational evaluation enterprise. Together, they provide a panoramic view of an evolving field


CONTENT

One: Perspectives Section 1: Evaluation Theory -- 1 Evaluation Theory and Metatheory -- 2 The CIPP Model for Evaluation -- 3 Responsive Evaluation -- 4 Constructivist Knowing, Participatory Ethics and &&Responsive Evaluation: A Model for the 21st Century -- 5 Deliberative Democratic Evaluation -- Section 2: Evaluation Methodology -- 6 Randomized Field Trials in Education -- 7 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis as an Evaluation Tool -- 8 Educational Connoisseurship and Educational Criticism: &&An Arts-Based Approach to Educational Evaluation -- 9 In Living Color: Qualitative Methods in Educational Evaluation -- Section 3: Evaluation Utilization -- 10 Evaluation Use Revisited -- 11 Utilization-Focused Evaluation -- 12 Utilization Effects of Participatory Evaluation -- Section 4: The Evaluation Profession -- 13 Professional Standards and Principles for Evaluations -- 14 Ethical Considerations in Evaluation -- 15 How can we call Evaluation a Profession if there are &&no Qualifications for Practice? -- 16 The Evaluation Profession and the Government -- 17 The Evaluation Profession as a Sustainable Learning Community -- 18 The Future of the Evaluation Profession -- Section 5: The Social and Cultural Contexts of Educational Evaluation -- 19 Social and Cultural Contexts of Educational Evaluation: &&A Global Perspective -- 20 The Context of Educational Program Evaluation in the United States -- 21 Program Evaluation in Europe: Between Democratic and &&New Public Management Evaluation -- 22 The Social Context of Educational Evaluation in Latin America -- 23 Educational Evaluation in Africa -- Two: Practice Section 6: New and Old in Student Evaluation -- 24 Psychometric Principles in Student Assessment -- 25 Classroom Student Evaluation -- 26 Alternative Assessment -- 27 External (Public) Examinations -- Section 7: Personnel Evaluation -- 28 Teacher Evaluation Practices in the Accountability Era -- 29 Principal Evaluation in the United States -- 30 Evaluating Educational Specialists -- Section 8: Program/Project Evaluation -- 31 Evaluating Educational Programs and Projects in the Third World -- 32 Evaluating Educational Programs and Projects in the USA -- 33 Evaluating Educational Programs and Projects in Canada -- 34 Evaluating Educational Programs and Projects in Australia -- Section 9: Old and New Challenges for Evaluation in Schools -- 35 Institutionalizing Evaluation in Schools -- 36 A Model for School Evaluation -- 37 The Development and Use of School Profiles -- 38 Evaluating the Institutionalization of Technology in Schools and Classrooms -- Section 10: Local, National, and International Levels of System Evaluation -- 39 National Assessment in the United States: The Evolution of a &&Nationโ{128}{153}s Report Card -- 40 Assessment of the National Curriculum in England -- 41 State and School District Evaluation in the United States -- 42 International Studies of Educational Achievement -- 43 Cross-National Curriculum Evaluation -- List of Authors -- Index of Authors -- Index of Subjects


Education School management and organization School administration Assessment Education -- Philosophy Education Assessment Testing and Evaluation Administration Organization and Leadership Educational Philosophy



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