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Evaluation in Decision Making

The case of school administration

  • Naftaly S. Glasman
  • David Nevo
Book

Part of the Evaluation in Education and Human Services Series book series (EEHS, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 3-16
    3. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 17-30
    4. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 31-46
  3. Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-70
    2. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 71-85
    3. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 87-98
    4. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 99-112
    5. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 127-141
    6. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 143-156
  4. Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 159-170
    3. Naftaly S. Glasman, David Nevo
      Pages 171-184
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-204

About this book

Introduction

This book is about the practice of decision making by school principals and about ways to improve this practice by capitalizing on evaluation dimensions. Much has been written on decision making but surprisingly little on decision making in the school principalship. Much has been also written on evaluation as well as on evaluation and decision making, but not much has been written on evaluation in decision making, especially decision making in the principalship. This book presents two messages. One is that decision making in the principalship can be studied and improved and not only talked about in abstract terms. The other message is that evaluation can contribute to the understanding of decision making in the principalship and to the improvement of its practice. In this book we call for the conception of an evaluation-minded principal, a principal who has a wide perspective on the nature of evaluation and its potential benefits, a principal who is also inclined to use evaluation perceptions and techniques as part of his/her decision-making process. This book was conceived in 1985 with the idea to combine thoughts about educational administration with thoughts about educational evaluation. Studies of decision making in the principalship had already been on their way. We decided to await the findings, and in the meantime we wrote a first conceptual version of evaluation in decision making. As the studies were completed we wrote a first empirical version of same.

Keywords

Abstract education educational evaluation evaluation nature perception school

Authors and affiliations

  • Naftaly S. Glasman
    • 1
  • David Nevo
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-2669-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7703-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2669-1
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