Education staff training development programme : monitoring and evaluation of educational systems
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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This paper attempts to focus attention on evaluation as the process of delineating, obtaining, and providing useful information for making judicious decisions'* about alternatives in education. It looks at evaluation as a process or cluster of processes enacted to provide data so that decisions can be made as to whether something should be accepted, changed, or eliminated. Implies* in this definition is the process of ascertaining the relative values of whatever is being judged. Generally, evaluation aims at determining whether the expected, the planned for, has occurred or is occurring in relation to the intended outcomes. When applied to education, evaluation is the process/processes used for discovering the extent to which education as designed, developed and implemented is producing or can produce the desired/intended results in terms of knowledge skills, attitudes and behaviours in student/ learners. In essence then, evaluation focuses on the strength and weaknesses of an educational system, its internal and external effectiveness.