The Role of Evaluation in Vocational Education

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The Role of Evaluation in Vocational Technical Education

An Assignment

By

Achukwu Chimezie B

2009196024F

Submitted

Impartial fulfilment of the course TED 631

Evaluation in Industrial Education and Technology

Department of Vocational Education

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Lecturer: Prof. I. T. Eze

Date: 10th August, 2010

Abstract Evaluation in education involves the collection of data and the use of such data to assess the effectiveness or quality of a programme or performance. Programme in education is established for some purpose and it is the function of programme evaluation to determine the extent to which the purpose of this programme is achieved. Vocational technical education (VTE) like any
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Research, Evaluation and Monitoring.

The main difference between research, evaluation and monitoring is that research is usually conducted with the intent to generalize the findings from a sample to a larger population. Evaluation, on the other hand, usually focuses on an internal situation, such as collecting data about specific programs, with no intent to generalize the results to other settings and situations while monitoring, though different from them go hand in hand and are usually taken together. Monitoring is basically getting aware of a system, people or an organization. It is observing a certain situation for any changes that occur over a period of time. In other words, research generalizes, evaluation particularizes and monitoring observe.

What Is Evaluation? As defined by the American Evaluation Association, evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness.-Wiki Evaluation is the process of determining significance or worth, usually by careful appraisal and study. Evaluation is the analysis and comparison of actual progress vs. prior plans, oriented toward improving plans for future implementation. It is part of a continuing management process consisting of planning, implementation, and evaluation; ideally with each following