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The participating countries include the UK, through the the WLE Centre, Institute of Education, University of London; Austria (University of Innsbrusk) Denmark (Aarhus University); Czech Republic, Hungary; and in Asia , Malaysia, Thailand, China and Indonesia.
Call for Papers - Special issue: Evaluation, its Policies and Practices
Monday, 26 April 2010
The journal Educação, Sociedade & Culturas [Education, Society & Culture] (www.fpce.up.pt/ciie/revistaesc/en) is an academic journal that aims to contribute to the development of Social and Education Sciences.
This call is for the special issue of the journal on Evaluation, its Policies and Practices (Vol. 32). Professor Guy Berger (Emeritus Professor of University of Paris VIII, France) and Professor Manuela Terrasêca (Associate Professor of Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of University of Porto, Portugal) are the guest editors.
It is intended that this thematic issue will provide an opportunity for renewal, expansion and deepening of perspectives on evaluation.
Evaluation and regulation of education
Quality and evaluation
Submission of proposals: July 26, 2010
Notification of acceptance: November 22, 2010
For more information, please download the official call for papers:
Final Self Evaluation - Centre for Excellence in Work-based Learning for Education Professionals
Wednesday, 31 March 2010
This internal evaluation, carried out by Dr Vincent Carpentier, was
independent and based on primary data collection from all stakeholders
from which some of the examples and quotes are drawn.
Quantitative and qualitative data were collected from a range of sources
Desk research: a review of the documents which delineate the
process of construction and development of the WLE Centre’s identity
within the CETL framework. These include documents which outline the
maturation of the Centre’s thinking and its articulation as well as the
ongoing records of the activities of the Centre (minutes from meetings,
statistics and documents related to the variety of outputs, research
projects and dissemination activities, proposal/project sheets/reports);
Observation: participation in activities of the Centre and regular
attendance at internal meetings including staff, associates and
management but also meetings with staff and students of the Institute;
attendance at the dissemination events organised by the Centre
(conferences, seminars, book launch);
Questionnaire: e-mails were sent to staff involved in Centre
projects over the years, users and stakeholders to explore stakeholder
perspectives and perceptions (45 respondents)
Follow up semi-structured interviews of technical and academic
staff, associates, students associated with the Centre but also from
other parts of the Institute and other stakeholders (more than 25
The collection, processing and interpretation of data were carried out
with particular attention to ethical issues in conformity with the BERA
Guidelines for evaluators (UK Evaluation Society).
The evaluation is structured based on a number of specific questions
posed by HEFCE and investigates the successes and shortcomings of the
WLE Centre and the overall CETL initiative.
Papers are invited in English or German. Expressions of interest of up to
500 words should be submitted to