I. Kerr




In the introduction to the book Qualitative Evaluation the editor, George Willis, provides a careful analysis of the nature, potential and limitations of qualitative evaluation. The format of the book is such that the initial readings elaborate on aspects of his analysis. Then follows the case studies which chronicle a large variety of educational situations, the reports of which further elucidate one's understanding of qualitative techniques. The final chapters of the book are designed to synthesize the facets of qualitative evaluation presented in the case studies and to give some perspective to the functions of criticism in the field of study we know as "curriculum". It is the intention of the writer of this review to record some impressions, reactions and thoughts stimulated by a reading of Qualitative Evaluation.

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