Communicative evaluation for improvement in education

Hannele Niemi, Stephen Kemmis

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In much contemporary educational debate evaluation is seen as a powerful means to assure quality in educational systems nationally and locally. This widespread agreement that evaluation is 'the answer' conceals a variety of idea and suppositions about the nature and purposes of evaluation, and about methodological paradigms as well as good practice. In this chapter we introduce the concept of communicative evaluation, a more general and encompassing view of evaluation which opens up scenarios to use evaluation as a tool for improvements in education.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuality assurance and teacher education
Subtitle of host publicationInternational challenges and expectations
EditorsJudith Harford, Brian Hudson, Hannele Niemi
Place of PublicationBern, Switzerland
PublisherPeter Lang Publishing
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)9783035303292
ISBN (Print)9783034302500
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameRethinking education


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