Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16823
Title: Empirical investigation of an adapted fourth generation evaluation: The case of evaluating a secondary science teacher preparation program
Contributor(s): Rizk, Nadia  (author)orcid ; Taylor, Neil  (supervisor)orcid ; Quinn, Frances  (supervisor)orcid ; Lyons, Terry (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2015
Copyright Date: 2014
Open Access: Yes
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16823
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
130106 Secondary Education
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
390306 Secondary education
390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
390305 Professional education and training
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160303 Teacher and instructor development
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Abstract: Empirical studies on how program evaluation theories are enacted in practice are scarce (Mark, 2008; Miller, 2010; Smith, 2010). Evaluation scholars need to understand the connection between the theory and practice of program evaluation models to enhance these models and defend their merit. This research employed a case study to examine how the theory underlying an adapted version of Guba and Lincoln's (1989) Fourth Generation Evaluation (4GE) model was enacted in the context of evaluating a secondary science teacher preparation program in one rural university in New South Wales, Australia. This study comprised two components, the second of which is directly informed by the first. The first component was a case study evaluation of the Graduate Diploma in Education for Science Teaching using an adapted version of the 4GE (A4GE). The second component was an investigation of the implementation of the evaluation model, which was carried out as component One, and an exploration of the relationship between the model's theory and its practice using an interpretive case study approach.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Rights Statement: Copyright 2014 - Nadia Rizk
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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