chapter  18
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Curriculum Evaluation: New Approaches

In this section I will be mainly concerned with course improvement, whether it is on the scale of a national project or the attempt by a teacher or a group of teachers in a school trying to improve their own teaching programme. Barry MacDonald has also discussed the purpose of evaluation in these terms. He suggests (1973, p. 88) that the major aim

Curriculum Evaluation: New Approaches

of evaluation is: To ascertain the effects of the project, document the circumstances in which they occur, and present this information in a form which will help educational decision-makers to evaluate the likely consequences of adopting the programme.'