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As políticas de avaliação do rendimento escolar e as interfaces na esfera nacional e estadual : análise do SARESP como política de aval iação no Estado de São Paulo, Brasil; Policies for assessing school performance and interfaces at the national and state level policy : analysis of SARESP as evaluation policy for the State of São Paulo, Brazil

Mariangela Camba
Fonte: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp Publicador: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 28/07/2011 PT
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A pesquisa analisa a trajetória da elaboração e implementação da política de avaliação no Brasil com foco no Sistema Estadual de Avaliação do Rendimento Escolar -SARESP- no Estado de São Paulo. O itinerário desta investigação percorre o Processo da Política, contextualiza a temporalidade da "onda" das políticas de avaliação, localiza a introdução na Agenda dos governos nacional e estadual descrevendo e analisando três gestões que, no período de 1995 a 2010, elaboraram e implementaram a política de avaliação. Esta periodização nos permite reconhecer os momentos de iniciação, desenvolvimento e consolidação e simultaneamente, em que medida cada uma das gestões, foram imprimindo ajustes e criando dispositivos de (re) orientação e/ou fortalecimento de seus propósitos vinculados a criar uma cultura de avaliação e a fornecer subsídios para discutir a melhoria da qualidade da educação. Como contrapartida analítica, percorre o conteúdo da produção acadêmica sobre o SARESP nos bancos de teses e dissertações das principais instituições de pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo como recurso para distinguir e identificar distintas perspectivas analíticas sobre o objeto de estudo. As conclusões desta pesquisa pretendem disponibilizar um leque de vetores como (re) orientadores dos rumos da política apontando especificidades do processo de implementação de uma política.; This study investigates the trajectory of development and implementation of assessment policy in Brazil with focus on the State System of Evaluation of Educational Achievement-SARESP in the State of São Paulo. The itinerary of this investigation covers the policy process...

Elementos para uma política de avaliação das ações de saúde mental na atenção primária : contribuições de uma pesquisa qualitativa avaliativa; Elements for an evaluation policy on mental health iniciative in primary care : contribution of a qualitative evaluation research

Karime da Fonseca Pôrto
Fonte: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp Publicador: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 10/02/2012 PT
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A inclusão de ações de saúde mental junto às equipes de Atenção Primária tem importante relevância se considerada a magnitude epidemiológica dos transtornos mentais e a necessidade de ampliação do acesso aos cuidados em saúde mental na rede SUS. Esta tem sido uma prioridade da Política Nacional de Saúde Mental para Atenção Primária do Ministério da Saúde e muitos municípios brasileiros têm experiências consolidadas neste campo. Entretanto, constata-se que a avaliação das ações de saúde mental na atenção primária no SUS ainda estão voltadas para experiências locais e não há estudos sobre estratégias de avaliação de alcance nacional, de forma a apontar as diretrizes das políticas que orientam este campo e as evidências quantitativas e qualitativas que devem orientar as equipes da rede básica. Este estudo visou construir subsídios para uma política de avaliação e monitoramento das ações de saúde mental na atenção primária, em diálogo com a Reforma Sanitária, Reforma Psiquiátrica e da Atenção Primária. A pesquisa se caracteriza como qualitativa avaliativa, com a utilização de diferentes técnicas para coleta de dados: análise documental, revisão narrativa da literatura e a realização de Painel de Especialistas para construção de consensos sobre indicadores e parâmetros de saúde mental para a atenção primária. A partir da análise de documentos da Política Nacional de Saúde Mental e da Política Nacional de Atenção Primária...

Avaliação institucional na educação infantil de Campinas/SP : a experiência de três instituições públicas; Institutional evaluation in early childhood education of Campinas/SP : the experience of three public institutions

Sandro Ricardo Coelho de Moraes
Fonte: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp Publicador: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 16/12/2014 PT
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O presente estudo objetivou investigar a construção e a implementação de avaliação institucional em três instituições públicas de Educação Infantil de Campinas/ SP, em possível atendimento à política de avaliação do município. Para essa finalidade, houve a triangulação de dados obtidos: I) via pesquisa documental (documentos das instituições, do sistema de ensino e legislação específica); II) via informantes (entrevistas dos participantes e observação in loco); e III) via pesquisa bibliográfica (livros e artigos científicos). A pesquisa, de abordagem qualitativa e caracterizada como estudo de casos múltiplos, teve a participação de 30 sujeitos dos vários segmentos institucionais (gestores, docentes, agentes/ monitores, funcionários e pais/ responsáveis), 10 de cada escola. Os objetivos específicos foram: a) investigar como a avaliação institucional tem se expressado na Educação Infantil pública do município; b) apurar limites, possibilidades e reflexos dessa avaliação na qualidade das escolas pesquisadas e na construção da política do município; c) identificar a lógica da avaliação na perspectiva dos entrevistados, em possível aproximação com diretrizes dessa política; d) entender como se estabelecem os pactos pela qualidade entre as instituições e outras instâncias do sistema e entre os próprios sujeitos da escola; e) descrever aspectos de outras instâncias do sistema que...

A implantação e implementação do sistema de avaliação das escolas de ensino fundamental da rede municipal de ensino de Vitória/ES : possibilidades e limites; Implementation and evaluation system implmentation of basic education schools of municipal education of Victory/ES : possibilities and limits

Maria Hermínia Baião Passamai
Fonte: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp Publicador: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 15/10/2014 PT
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Este trabalho tem por objeto analisar o processo de implantação e implementação de um sistema de avaliação da rede municipal de educação de Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brasil. Procura compreender as escolhas configuradas na proposta de avaliação das escolas da rede e seus significados, em um sistema educacional repleto de modelos avaliativos, de caráter externo. Busca saber se a concepção avaliativa é consoante com um projeto de educação que, em busca da qualidade do ensino, seja coerente com os compromissos da missão educativa e social da escola. Para isso, buscou-se analisar a aceitação ou rejeição que as unidades demonstravam aos mecanismos implicados na implementação da política pública. A pesquisa é um relato descritivo, com foco qualitativo e tem características avaliativas. Visa a analisar quais reações/implicações ocorreram nas unidades municipais, em decorrência da implementação do sistema de avaliação, assim como suas possibilidades e limites. Para tal, procedeu-se a um estudo exploratório em dez escolas de duas regiões administrativas do município, que possibilitou a seleção de três unidades educativas, visando, com isso, à verticalização da pesquisa. A coleta dos dados ocorreu em 2012 e envolveu análise documental...

Evaluation policy and strategy: Programme Planning and Evaluation Unit (PPEU) Programme Planning and Operations Division (PPOD) April 2014

Bodemann-Ostow, Nurit
Fonte: ECLAC Publicador: ECLAC
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Includes bibliography; The present document describes the policy and strategy for the practice of evaluation within the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The purpose of the Commission’s evaluation policy and strategy is to strengthen the evaluation funct tion by maximizing transparency and coherence and ensuring high quality standards in its evaluations. It is hoped that this, in turn, will ultimately contribute to greater accountability, improved performance, and institutional learning within the Commission. The Commission’s policy has been established in accordance with the Secretariat’s rules and regulations on evaluation.1 The ECLAC evaluation strategy outlines how this policy is put into practice, in accordance with guidelines established by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).2 The policy and strategy is also aligned with the norms and standards of evaluation established by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG)

The Government Monitoring and Evaluation System in India : A Work in Progress

Mehrotra, Santosh
Fonte: Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank Group, Washington, DC Publicador: Independent Evaluation Group, World Bank Group, Washington, DC
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This paper is discusses the evolution of India s approach to monitoring and evaluation of government programs. It is organized into 8 sections. (1) Describes the Indian government structure and sets the context for the challenges of building a government-wide M&E system in India. (2) Outlines a short history of the evaluation system under the planning commission and its stages of development. (3) Examines the demand side of evaluation the sources of demand for accountability, especially in recent years, and for evaluation in particular, and the locus of decisions regarding the selection of which programs to monitor and evaluate. (4) Discusses supply-side and operational issues such as staffing and capacity, and technical approaches (including the type or range of methodology applied). This section also examines the role of the private sector, think tanks, and civil society. (5) Examines the new institutional arrangements M&E. This section also examines the state of management information systems (MISs), outcome budgeting encouraged by the Ministry of Finance...

The United Republic of Tanzania : Evaluation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Process and Arrangements under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

IMF Independent Evaluation Office; Operations Evaluation Department
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
EN_US
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This evaluation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) and Poverty Reduction Growth Facility (PRGF) processes in Tanzania was jointly undertaken by the Operations Evaluation Department (OED) of the World Bank and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the IMF. The goal of the evaluation, as emphasized in the joint terms of reference, is to inform the policies and internal processes of the World Bank and the IMF, but not to evaluate the performance of the government. The report is laid out as follows: section two provides a background to the poverty situation in Tanzania as well as the economic and political context. The section also looks at the national strategies and processes for policy formulation that preceded the introduction of the PRSP and the PRGF. Section three discusses the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper process in Tanzania, starting with a look at the relevance of the process to the key development challenges facing the country and then turns to the issue of how the underlying principles of the PRSP have been applied. It concludes with an analysis of the preliminary results.

How Does Knowledge on Public Expenditures Integrate with the Design of Development Policy Operations?

Independent Evaluation Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Relatório
EN_US
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Integration of knowledge with lending is an enduring theme in World Bank strategies at the corporate and country levels. It rests on the widely shared proposition that Bank lending instruments could be more relevant and produce better results if they incorporate key analytical, country level knowledge. To be successful, development interventions must be informed by evidence, and evidence comes from knowledge. This is the idea behind Bank as a ‘solutions bank,’ integrating financial instruments and knowledge products into ‘development solutions’ that deliver results. A recent Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) evaluation suggests that the Bank’s broad economic and sector work and technical assistance strongly inform Bank lending strategies (IEG 2008). PERs, for the purpose of this learning product, are identified as Bank knowledge products with a specific reference in their titles as Public Expenditure Review, whether they are multi-sector or single sector public expenditure reviews. They also include other analytical documents which deal with public expenditure issues...

The Quality of Results Frameworks in Development Policy Operations

Independent Evaluation Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Trabalho em Andamento
EN_US
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The objective of this review is to synthesize existing evaluative evidence and generate new evidence on the quality of the Results Frameworks (RFs) of development policy operations (DPOs). The study is organized around a number of evaluative questions on various aspects of DPO design, implementation, reporting, and evaluation. Its focus is on the quality of RF, taking objectives and coverage for granted. The study does not cover the scope and coverage of reform programs underpinning DPOs, including the relevance of objectives, or the choice of policy areas and the links between DPOs and country assistance strategies. It generally does not look at program achievements and outcomes, except in cases when it is required for assessing the quality of prior actions (PAs). The structure of the review is: chapter one presents the methodology; chapter two has the findings with respect to the presentation and clarity of RFs; chapter three discusses evidence of the quality of PAs and their contribution to the robustness of RFs; chapter four discusses findings with respect to the use of programmatic approach in DPOs relevant for RFs; chapter five discusses strengths and weaknesses in the ME framework of DPOs; chapter six discusses reporting of DPO results at completion and implications for IEG validation and evaluation of DPOs.

Quality of Macro-Fiscal Frameworks in Development Policy Operations

Independent Evaluation Group
Fonte: World Bank, Washington, DC Publicador: World Bank, Washington, DC
Tipo: Relatório
EN_US
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The report is part of a series of learning products with limited objectives geared towards synthesizing existing knowledge as well as learning and gaining new insights into the factors that influence design, policy implementation, and performance of development policy loans. It aims to provide fresh insights and build on previous evaluations of Bank investment projects and research and analytical work (for example, recent independent evaluation group (IEG) work on development policy operations (DPOs) includes the evaluation of poverty reduction support credits (PRSCs), first and second financial crisis evaluations (which examined crisis DPOs), recent operations policy and country services (OPCS) DPO retrospectives, and new research presented in this report on aspects of DPOs using a combination of approaches). The quality of macro frameworks in DPOs alone has not been subject of in-depth study. This report aims to contribute to filling that gap with a: (i) preliminary analysis of the quality of macro-fiscal frameworks in DPOs...

Program Evaluation and Policy Management in Australian Central Agencies

Di Francesco, Michael Francis
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Thesis (PhD); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Of the many components of reform to Australian government administration in the 1980s, the introduction of systematic program evaluation is perhaps one of the least examined. This thesis seeks to assess the Federal Labor Government's evaluation strategy as an instrument for enhancing what are here termed the policy management capacities of central agencies. It proceeds in two steps. First, the thesis traces in detail the development of program evaluation policy in Australian federal government from the effectiveness reviews of the Coombs Report of 1976 to the current evaluation strategy, and argues that, despite competing purposes for it, evaluation was intended primarily to serve decision making in central government. This policy aim was cemented by the economic crisis of the mid 1980s and framed around budgetary issues by its steward, the Department of Finance. Second, in order to assess the impact of the evaluation strategy, the thesis develops a framework for analysing program evaluation as one instrument for strengthening the core policy management functions of central agencies. In this context, policy management is essentially a coordination task. The contribution of evaluation to two aspects of policy management-resource coordination...

Analyzing the Effects of Policy Reforms on the Poor : An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of World Bank Support to Poverty and Social Impact Analyses

Independent Evaluation Group
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
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The current global financial and economic crises are likely to put enormous pressure on governments to respond with immediate measures and to undertake far-reaching reforms in the medium term, requiring a substantial increase in donor support. To protect the poor and enhance benefits to them, key policy reforms will need to be underpinned by systematic analysis of their expected poverty and social impacts. The World Bank's experience to date with the Poverty and Social Impact Analysis (PSIA) approach provides useful lessons for addressing these issues. Overall, implementation of the PSIA approach has had considerable limitations. There have been tensions between the various operational objectives assigned to PSIAs. The tensions concern inconsistencies between informing country and Bank policy decisions in a timely way and building country analytic capacity. PSIAs have had limited ownership by Bank staff and managers and have often not been effectively integrated into country assistance programs. Quality assurance...

An Evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08 : Gender and Development; Evaluation de l'appui de la banque mondiale, 2002-08 : genre et developpement

Independent Evaluation Group
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
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This evaluation, which covers the period fiscal 2002-08, finds that the Bank made progress in gender integration, compared with an earlier evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) on gender covering the period fiscal 1990-99. Gender integration into Bank support increased both in quantity and in scope, and more than half of relevant projects integrated gender concerns. This evaluation recommends several actions to regain and sustain the momentum of gender integration that was evident in the first half of the evaluation period. These include redoubling efforts to institutionalize the accountability framework and develop the monitoring system envisioned in the 2001 gender strategy, establishing a results framework, and restoring a broader requirement for gender integration at the project level.

2003 Annual Review of Development Effectiveness : The Effectiveness of Bank Support for Policy Reform

Operations Evaluation Department
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
ENGLISH; EN_US
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The Annual Review of Development Effectiveness (ARDE) 2003, examines the effectiveness of Bank support to borrower countries, in particular, the help to foster reform policies, and institutional frameworks. The Review focuses primarily, although not exclusively, on the years from 1999 through 2003. This is done to facilitate the juxtaposition of recent evaluation evidence with trends in policy indicators. Recent trends in developing countries ' policies suggest that the various dimensions of policy, and institutional performance have, on average, improved modestly, although recent reforms have touched most areas of development policy. In most countries that accomplished strong reform over the period 1999-2003, change was driven by necessity, or opportunities such as transition from socialism, economic crisis, European Union accession, and change of government. Development research suggests that such factors tend to galvanize support for change, and thus make the politics of policy reform easier. Countries whose policies improved over the period 1999-03...

Where to Spend the Next Million? Applying Impact Evaluation to Trade Assistance

Cadot, Olivier; Fernandes, Ana M.; Gourdon, Julien; Mattoo, Aaditya
Fonte: London: Centre for Economic Policy Research and the World Bank Publicador: London: Centre for Economic Policy Research and the World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research
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Trade policy has changed fundamentally since the days of structural adjustment and economy-wide trade reforms. Partly in reaction to the uneven results of trade policy reforms, the focus has shifted to more targeted interventions aimed at reducing trade costs and addressing market failures that inhibit exports. Significant national resources and international assistance are now devoted to trade facilitation and export promotion, and the international development community has galvanized around a new 'aid-for-trade' (AfT) mantra as a means of helping low-income countries integrate into the global economy. The rest of this chapter is organized as follows: in section two the report discusses the changing nature of trade policy. In section three the report reviews the available evidence on the impact of trade assistance. In section four the report considers a detailed menu of trade-related interventions and discusses the challenges to their evaluation. In section five the report addresses the data issues crucial to impact evaluation. Finally, in section six the report look at the future challenges to doing Independent Evaluation (IE) in trade assistance.

Assessing World Bank Support for Trade, 1987-2004 : An IEG Evaluation; L'assistance de la Banque mondiale liee au commerce 1987-2004 : une evaluation de I'IEG

Independent Evaluation Group
Fonte: Washington, DC: World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC: World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
ENGLISH; EN_US
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This evaluation of the Bank's assistance on trade-related issues focuses on the period between fiscal years 1987 and 2004. The majority of developing countries have significantly improved their environment for trade and economic growth, following over two decades of assistance from the Bank in trade reform. Arguably, the developing world is more open today than at any time in recent memory. Developing countries have more than doubled their exports since the mid-1980s, helping many of them to grow steadily. Exports and imports have risen as a share of the gross domestic product (GDP) across a wide range of countries, fueled in part by China's remarkable trade performance, and the growth in services trade. Trade policies have also been significantly liberalized. Average import tariffs have fallen steadily over the period, although the fall in other forms of protection has been more gradual. Between fiscal years 1987 and 2004, about 8.1 percent of total Bank commitments went to 117 countries to help them better integrate into the global economy. This financing has been accompanied by a large volume of analysis in operational economic and sector work (ESW)...

Evaluation culture and evaluation policy as guides to practice: reflections on the Brazilian experience

Firme,Thereza Penna; Letichevsky,Ana Carolina; Dannemann,Ângela Cristina; Stone,Vathsala
Fonte: Fundação CESGRANRIO Publicador: Fundação CESGRANRIO
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/03/2009 EN
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There is no doubt that having evaluation policies makes the evaluator's job easier, by providing more transparency to the evaluation process and more security to those involved. However, this can only happen when policies are presented to potential stakeholders in clear language, as they are disseminated and utilized for guiding practice. This suggests that building an evaluation culture is necessary in order to effectively implement an evaluation policy, so it can be fully utilized. This paper briefly introduces and presents what the authors understand as the concept of " evaluation culture" and " evaluation policy" . Then, it discusses the importance of evaluation policies for practice of both evaluation and meta-evaluation, and points out the possible consequences of absence of policies. Recommendations are derived from these considerations in order to inspire procedures to build and implement evaluation policies. Finally, reflections are presented based on the Brazilian experience about " culture-policy-practice" inter-relations in evaluation.

Toward theory-led evaluation - the experience of European science, technology and innovation policies

Molas Gallart, Jordi; Davies, Andrew
Fonte: American Evaluation Association Publicador: American Evaluation Association
Tipo: Artículo Formato: 24064 bytes; application/msword
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19 pages, 1 figure.; This article reviews the literature and practice concerned with the evaluation of science, technology, and innovation (STI) policies and theway these relate to theories of the innovation process. Referring to the experience of the European Union (EU), the authors review the attempts to ensure that the STI policy theory is informed by advances in the authors’understanding of the innovation process. They argue, however, that the practice of policy evaluation lags behind advances in innovation theory. Despite the efforts to promote theory-led evaluations of STI policies based on new theories of the systemic nature of innovation, evaluation practice in the EU continues to favor the development of methods implicitly based on outdated linear views of the innovation process. This article examines the reasons why this is the case and suggests that STI policy evaluation should nevertheless be supported by the evolving theoretical understanding of the innovation process.; Peer reviewed

O “oceano quantitativista” na avaliação da pósgraduação: implicações no trabalho docente; The “quantitative ocean” in graduate evaluation: implications for professors’ work

Braga, Isabela Cristina Marins; Instituto de Ensino Superior Cenecista; Guimarães-losif, Ranilce; Universidade Católica de Brasília
Fonte: Linhas Críticas; Critical Lines Publicador: Linhas Críticas; Critical Lines
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 03/09/2014 POR
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O trabalho discute as implicações do atual modelo de avaliação da pós-graduação stricto sensu adotado pela Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Capes), no trabalho docente, sob a perspectiva dos professores de dois programas da área de educação da região Centro-Oeste do Brasil – um pertencente a uma instituição pública e outro a uma instituição privada, confessional. Os resultados apontam que o foco quantitativista nos critérios da política de avaliação, em detrimento dos aspectos qualitativos das atividades de ensino e extensão, compromete o trabalho docente e, consequentemente, afeta também a qualidade do ensino, algo que precisa ser revisto com urgência.; This paper discusses the effects of the current master’s and doctoral courses evaluation model adopted by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes) on professors’ work, from the perspective of professors from two programs in Education in the Midwest region of Brazil. One program belongs to a public institution and the other to a private, denominational one. The results show that evaluation policy criteria focusing on quantitativist criteria of assessment, to the detriment of the qualitative aspects of the education and community outreach activities...

Towards the development of a monitoring and evaluation policy: An experience from Limpopo Province

Zwane,E.M.; Düvel,G.H.
Fonte: South African Journal of Agricultural Extension Publicador: South African Journal of Agricultural Extension
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2008 EN
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The near collapse of the public extension service in South Africa and the efforts currently under way to develop and implement recovery plans, call for actions that have significant and immediate results. Based on the assumed important role that monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can play in the improvement of current and future extension, this article is concerned with the development of an appropriate policy in this regard. For such a policy to be appropriate and acceptable at the operational level, a total of 324 front line extension workers and managers (a total of 324 and representing a 30 percent sample) were involved in group interviews in which their views were captured in semi-structured questionnaires after making use of nominal group and Delphi techniques. The article gives an overview of the perceived need for and importance of monitoring and evaluation as well as what should be the most important criteria and ingredients of an effective monitoring and evaluation policy for extension in the Limpopo Province; the most important of which pertain to the development of a unit (initially a working group) at provincial level taking responsibility of the further development and fine tuning of an M&E policy and its implementation. Recommendations relating to specific issues of monitoring and evaluation include: increased monitoring through continuous evaluation of behaviour determinants...