Some Old and New Wives' Tales Concerning Curriculum Evaluation

Payne, David A.
January 1973
Educational Leadership;Jan1973, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p343
The article discusses myths and truths about curriculum evaluation in the United States. The following are myths about curriculum evaluation: evaluation interferes with curriculum development; experimental designs are needed for effective evaluation; evaluators must help stipulate program objectives; and evaluation is only a long-term proposition. The following are truths about curriculum evaluation: evaluation and curriculum development are related; curriculum evaluation designs make take various forms; the aims and interests of curriculum developers and evaluators are in harmony; and program objectives should be as representative as possible.


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