Willis, George, "The Human Problems and Possibilities of Curriculum Evaluation," pp. 315-333 in George Willis, ed., The Curriculum: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities . Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1988. Also pp. 339-357 in 2nd ed., 1998.*


George Willis


Traces the history of curriculum evaluation and seeks to replace technical evaluation approaches with those responsive to a human ideology of the type described by James Macdonald.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Evaluation, Defining Curriculum Research Questions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Evaluative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum History


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