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Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Research by Mary E. James

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Chapter 3 How Shall We Know Success? Alternative Ways of Developing Criteria for Judging the Effectiveness of Educational Programmes, with Reference to PSHE

James, M. (1995) ‘Evaluating PSE and pastoral care? How shall we know success?’ In R. Best, P. Lang, C. Lodge, and C. Watkins, (eds) Pastoral Care and PSE: entitlement and provision (London: Cassell): 249–265.

Any kind of development that is important enough to promote is important enough to be assessed in some broad sense of that term. If one knows what personal development means, then one must have some rough idea of what counts as having achieved it in some respect. One must be able to state what counts as appropriate evidence of success. It is therefore important to attend to the ways ...

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