Originally published in 1985. This is an overview of the evolution of curriculum evaluation since the reforms of the 1960s, presented through the personal and practical knowledge of experienced individuals, rather than abstract theoretical models which hitherto dominated the field. A collection of personal retrospective accounts, by leading evaluators, of their roles in the actual process of curriculum development, the chapters represent diverse educational systems in a range of countries including Australia, Israel, England and the USA. A variety of innovative curricula are portrayed and the models which emerge are empirically based. Their diversity provides evidence for the need to accommodate and adjust theoretical and methodological principles to real situations. This is a great reference for those with an interest in comparative curriculum development.