Editorial (Evaluation Journal of Australasia, Volume 15, Issue 1)

Alderman, Lyn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6863-5633 and Clinton, Janet (2015) Editorial (Evaluation Journal of Australasia, Volume 15, Issue 1). Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 15 (1). pp. 2-3. ISSN 1035-719X


‘Evaluation is a profession that serves all other professions and draws from a full range of disciplines’ (Coryn & Stufflebeam 2014, p. 40). This idea that evaluation is pervasive is an interesting one, and if correct, makes evaluation a discipline that is difficult to define and one whose power is difficult to harness. Stufflebeam and Coryn also argue that society and most of its institutions require formal and systematic evaluation to function successfully. Of course, evaluation needs to be rigorous and make a worthwhile contribution. It is unfortunate that evaluation is not yet embedded or manifested across our society, and often the quality and impact is questionable.

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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 03:50
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Uncontrolled Keywords: editorial; evaluation theory; evaluative thinking; evaluator; program evaluation
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1035719X1501500101
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43328

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