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Learning the art of evaluation: presume the presence of politics

Georgie Parry-Crooke and Cathy Sullivan

in The politics of evaluation

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9781861346063
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303954 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346063.003.0016
Learning the art of evaluation: presume the presence of politics

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This chapter endorses the view that every action is a political act, political in the sense that there is continuing competition for status among the clients of an evaluation. It determines where politics finds expression in a student's learning environment. It discusses that the politics of evaluation represents more than a single and tokenistic topic and underpins every aspect of evaluation from commissioning, design, and delivery through to dissemination.

Keywords: learning; evaluation; politics; learning environment; commissioning; design; dissemination

Chapter.  3607 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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