T. R. Owens, R. L. Wolf: An Adversary Approach to Evaluation
- 169 Downloads
Adversary evaluation moves a considerable distance toward the end of the continuum that begins with the Tylerian objectives-performance approach. Developed in the early 1970s, the adversary approach endeavors to illuminate all important aspects of a program being evaluated. Those aspects that are explored may extend beyond objectives originally set for the program. Quasilegal in its approach and structure, the adversary model follows a dialectic process. Two teams of evaluators explore the pros and cons of a program so that its major issues are clarified openly and honestly.
KeywordsDecision Maker Adversary Model Adversary Proceeding Jury Trial Educational Evaluation
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Auerbach, C; Garrison, L.K.; Hurst, W.; and Mermin, S. 1961. The adversary system. In The legal process. San Francisco: Chandler.Google Scholar
- Frank, H.N. 1949. Courts on trial. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
- Kourilsky, M. 1973. An adversary model for educational evaluation. Evaluation Comment 4, 2, June.Google Scholar
- Levine, M. 1974. Scientific method and the adversary model. American Psychologist (September), 666–677Google Scholar
- Owens, T.R. 1973. Educational evaluation by adversary proceedings. In House, E.R. (ed.), School evaluation: The politics and process. Berkeley: McCutchan.Google Scholar
- Popham, W. James and Carlson, Dale. “Deep dark deficits of the Adversary Evaluation Model.” Educational Researcher (June 1977), American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
- Scriven, M. 1967. The methodology of evaluation. In R.E. Stake (ed.), Perspectives of curriculum evaluation. Chicago: Rand McNally.Google Scholar
- Stake, R.E. 1967. The countenance of educational evaluation. Teachers College Record 68 (April), 523–540.Google Scholar
- Stufflebeam, D.; Foley, W.; Gephart, W.; Guba, E.; Hammond, R.; Merriman, H.; and Provus, M. 1971. Educational evaluation and decisionmaking. Itasca, I11.: Peacock.Google Scholar
- Wolf, R.L. 1974. The citizen as jurist: A new mode of educational evaluation. Citizen Action in Education (Winter), 4.Google Scholar
- Wolf, R.L. 1975. Trial by jury. A new evaluation method. Phi Delta Kappan, 57, (November), 185–187.Google Scholar