Evaluation, whether in schools and colleges, LEAs or TECs is now universally recognised as an essential part of any effective educational and training system. There are, however, two major problems in its implementation: lack of time and a perceived lack among middle and senior managers of the special skills necessary for an evaluation to have external validity.
This book provides a solution to both problems. It offers evaluation processes which accept time limitations and work within them an it strips away the mystique of evaluation to describe methods and procedures which will enable educational and training staff at all levels to organise and carry out useful evaluations. Administrators, teachers and trainers as well as the staff of local and national inspectorates will welcome its cogent and realistic guidance.
`…will indeed help governors and practitioners to make unified sense of a daunting set of apparently disparate concepts..' - Education
`…timely and helpful…its central arguments hold good and its practical value is undiminished.'Frank Molyneux - Education Aug 1992
`Brian Wilcox has produced a timely book which will surely find a ready market and meet the perceived needs of many aspiring inspectors… The text is easy to read, with unifying sections at the end of each chapter, and the book will be of interest to anyone who feels unsure about some of the terminology of the educational world generally or qualitative evaluation particularly: each new term is italicized, explained and referenced.' - Educational Research