Qualitative Approaches To Evaluation In Education

Overview

Critics of qualitative educational evaluation frequently assume this approach is a monolithic entity rather than a multitude of varied approaches. This collection dispels this myth by comparing, contrasting, and clarifying various qualitative approaches. It represents a wealth of practical alternatives designed to add to the evaluator's arsenal. The editor has combined classic papers with newer writings to present a comprehensive coverage of varied approaches in the field—including ethnography, naturalistic ...

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Overview

Critics of qualitative educational evaluation frequently assume this approach is a monolithic entity rather than a multitude of varied approaches. This collection dispels this myth by comparing, contrasting, and clarifying various qualitative approaches. It represents a wealth of practical alternatives designed to add to the evaluator's arsenal. The editor has combined classic papers with newer writings to present a comprehensive coverage of varied approaches in the field—including ethnography, naturalistic inquiry, generic pragmatic (sociological) qualitative inquiry, connoisseurship and criticism, and a few completely new qualitative approaches—which are presented in this work by their founders or major proponents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275929176
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 9/7/1988
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID M. FETTERMAN is a member of the faculty in the School of Education at Stanford University and of the Stanford administration.

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Table of Contents

Overview

A Qualitative Shift in Allegiance by David M. Fetterman

Prior Crisis

It Was a Good Learning Experience: The Problems and Trials of Implementing and Evaluating a Parent Participation Program by David M. Logsdon, Nancy E. Taylor, and Irene H. Blum

Qualitative Classics

Ethnographic Educational Evaluation by David M. Fetterman

Not by Courts or Schools Alone: Evaluation of School Desegregation by Judith L. Hanna

Do Inquiry Paradigms Imply Inquiry Methodologies? by Egon G. Guba and Yvonna S. Lincoln

Paradigms and Pragmatism by Michael Q. Patton Educational Connoisseurship and Criticism: Their Form and Functions in Educational Evaluation by Elliot W. Eisner

New Developments

Mining Metaphors for Methods of Practice by Nick L. Smith

Phenomenography: Exploring Different Conceptions of Reality

Regrouping

Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis: Intuitive, Procedural, and Intersubjective by William A. Firestone and Judith A. Dawson

Drawing Valid Meaning from Qualitative Data: Toward a Shared Craft by Matthew B. Miles and A. Michael Huberman

Reports

Mainstreaming: An Investigation into the Issues by Martha Hemwall

A National Ethnographic Evaluation: An Executive Summary of the Ethnographic Component of the Career Intern Program by David M. Fetterman

Conclusion

The Quiet Storm by David M. Fetterman

Bibliography

Index

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