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Professional Evaluation
Social Impact and Political Consequences


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March 1993 | 215 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Why do we have evaluation? Is evaluation a discipline? How much impact does evaluation have on government, education or politics? Can social problems, such as poverty, be solved by the application of resources and intelligence? By exploring how evaluation has evolved as a discipline, science and profession, Ernest R House assesses the impact of evaluation on modern societies and the issues that this impact raises for evaluators. Issues addressed include: pluralism versus managerialism; quantitative versus qualitative methodologies; the purpose of education for knowledge production versus education for professions; and clientism and multicultural concerns.
 
Introduction
Evaluation in Advanced Capitalist Society  
 
Trends
 
Evaluation as an Institution and Profession
 
Government and Evaluation
 
Higher Education
An Example  
 
Evaluation as a Discipline
 
The Legacy of US Social Science
 
Social Justice
 
Methodology and Justice
 
Evaluation in Multicultural Societies
 
Professional Ethics

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Ernest R. House

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ISBN: 9780803949966
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