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Course Improvements Through Evaluation


by Lee Cronbach 1963

The national interest in improving education has generated several highly important projects to improve curricula, particularly at the secondary-school level. Those who inquire about evaluation have various motives, ranging from sheer scientific curiosity about classroom events to a desire to assure a sponsor that money has been well spent. While the curriculum developers sincerely wish to use the skills of evaluation specialists, the author is not certain that they have a clear picture of what evaluation can do and should try to do. And, on the other hand, the author is becoming convinced that some techniques and habits of thought of the evaluation specialist are ill suited to current curriculum studies.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 8, 1963, p. 672-672
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2843, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 5:37:21 AM

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