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Journal:   EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES   SUMMER 2009 , Volume 2 , Number 2; Page(s) 65 To 70.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN HIGH EDUCATION SYSTEM

 
Author(s):  MOUMENI MAHMOUEI MOHSEN*
 
* ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY, TORBAT HEYDARIE BRANCH, TORBAT HEYDARIE, IRAN
 
Abstract: 
Introduction. Curriculum activities development cause to some evaluation activities of educational programs. Both investment companies and consumers tend to obtain evidence that the new programs produce satisfactory results. Fitness of new program to society and learners needs, scientific validity and importance of new educational materials, program power to select highly reliable teacher, prediction of student's behavior and actual results of using a set of educational materials are the researched data. Two decades ago, the evaluation of the curriculum appeared as an independent field of study in educational sciences. Its roots are mostly found in more general areas of educational evaluation, testing and measurement. However, the main problem at first was student and not educational programs evaluation; a need that was felt to determine a set of concepts, principles, methods, theory and new patterns. This new methods and ideas are the source of new areas of curriculum evaluation. Large universities developed courses in the curriculum evaluation. This article is trying to explain the necessity and importance of curriculum evaluation in higher education and provide guidelines in this regard.
Conclusion. Curriculum evaluation as a part of the education system is affected by several factors and changes in current approaches and methods require the change of all effective factors.
 
Keyword(s): CURRICULUM, EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION, CURRICULUM EVALUATION, HIGHER EDUCATION
 
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