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The SAGE International Handbook of Educational Evaluation

  • Katherine Ryan - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • J. Bradley Cousins - University of Ottawa, Canada


July 2009 | 608 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Handbook of Educational Evaluation brings together the experience of top evaluation leaders around the world to present and discuss the core methods and applications of educational evaluation, particularly as they relate to subsequent policy- and decision-making in all educational contexts.

The volume is shaped by core guiding questions that seek to understand issues such as change in educational evaluation, evidence-based research, the relationship between evaluation and audit cultures, stakeholders in educational evaluation, accountability and assessment, and, ultimately, what the obligations and responsibilities of educational evaluators are in any given setting or context. A key theme that runs throughout this comprehensive volume includes how globalization is shaping international policies for educational evaluation, assessment, and testing as well as curriculum and instruction.

The volume is invaluable for graduate students, professionals, and researchers in evaluation, particularly educational or policy evaluation.

 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART I. THE EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION CONTEXT
Fazal Rizvi
1. Globalization and Policy Research in Education
Thomas A. Schwandt
2. Globalizing Influences on the Western Evaluation Imaginary
Nick L. Smith
3. Fundamental Evaluation Issues in a Global Society
 
PART II. THE ROLE OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION
 
4. Evaluation, Method Choices, and Pathways to Consequences: Trying to Making Sense of How Evaluation Can Contribute to Sensemaking
Peter M. Steiner, Angela Wroblewski & Thomas D. Cook
5. Randomized Experiments and Quasi-Experimental Designs in Educational Research
 
6. Enhancing Impact Evidence on How Global Education Initiatives Work: Theory, Epistemological Foundations, and Principles for Applying Multiphase, Mixed Method Designs
Gary T. Henry & Dana K. Rickman
7. The Evaluation of the Georgia Pre-K Program: An Example of a Scientific Evaluation of an Early Education Program
Jacob Marszalek & Debra D. Bragg
8. Globalization-Blessing and Bane in Empirical Evaluation: Lessons in Three Acts
Lois-ellin Datta
9. Science-Based Educational Evaluation and Student Learning in a Global Society: A Critical Appraisal
 
PART III. EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION, CAPACITY BUILDING, AND MONITORING
Katherine E. Ryan
10. Evaluation, Accountability and Performance Measurement in National Education Systems: Trends, Methods, and Issues
 
11. A Precarious Balance: Educational Evaluation Capacity Building in a Globalized Society
 
12. International Assessments and Indicators: How Will Assessments and Performance Indicators Improve Educational Policies and Practices in a Globalized Society?
 
13. Exemplary Case: Implementing Large-Scale Assessment of Education in Mexico
 
14. Inquiry-Minded District Leaders: Evaluation as Inquiry, Inquiry as Practice
Gerry McNamara & Joe O?Hara
15. Where Global Meets Local: Contexts, Constraints, and Consensus in School Evaluation in Ireland
 
16. Accountability and Capacity Building: Can They Live Together?
 
PART IV. EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION AS LEARNING AND DISCOVERY
 
17. Learning-Oriented Educational Evaluation in Contemporary Society
 
18. Meaningfully Engaging With Difference Through Mixed Methods Educational Evaluation
Linda Mabry
19. Case Study Methods in Educational Evaluation
 
20. Developing a Community of Practice: Learning and Transformation Through Evaluation
 
21. Learning-in-(Inter)action: A Dialogical Turn to Evaluation and Learning
John Elliott
22. Educational Evaluation as Mediated Mutual Learning
 
PART V. EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION IN A POLITICAL WORLD
 
23. Own Goals: Democracy, Evaluation, and Rights in Millennium Projects
 
24. Reclaiming Knowledge at the Margins: Culturally Responsive Evaluation in the Current Evaluation Moment
Stafford Hood
25. Evaluation for and by Navajos: A Narrative Case of the Irrelevance of Globalization
 
26. Dialogue, Deliberation and Democracy in Educational Evaluation: Theoretical Arguments and a Case Narrative
 
27. Pursuing the Wrong Indicators? The Development and Impact of Test-Based Accountability
 
PART VI. EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION: OPPORTUNITIES AND NEW DILEMMAS
 
28. Evaluation and Educational Policymaking
Michael Scriven
29. Technology and Educational Evaluation
 
30. Serving the Public Interest Through Educational Evaluation: Salvaging Democracy by Rejecting Neoliberalism
J. Bradley Cousins & Katherine Ryan
31. Dilemmas for Educational Evaluation in a Globalized Society
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

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Katherine E. Ryan

Katherine Ryan (B.S., Psychology, M.Ed., Special Education, Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois - Urbana) is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at UIUC. Her areas of specialization include Educational Measurement, Program Evaluation, and Applied Statistics, and she is currently Head of Measurement and Evaluation in the College of Education. Her research interests include assessment validation issues, particularly the evaluation of validity evidence based on response processes and consequences of assessments. Other interests include differential item/test functioning, and issues in... More About Author

J. Bradley Cousins

J. Bradley Cousins is professor of Evaluation at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. Cousins’ main interests are in program evaluation including participatory and collaborative approaches, use, and capacity building. He received his PhD in Educational Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Toronto in 1988. Throughout his career he has received several awards for his work in evaluation including the Contribution to Evaluation in Canada award (CES, 1999), the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for Theory in Evaluation (AEA, 2008) and the AERA Research on Evaluation Distinguished Scholar Award (2011). He has published many... More About Author

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