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This paper explores the XEA phenomenon proposed by Donaldson and his colleagues, and presents a guide for identifying and managing it. XEA can be a distractive factor and have negative consequences such as preventing access to important information and data, compliance and cooperation problems, false reporting. XEA is always a negative influence...
In this paper we share our reflections, as evaluators, on an evaluation where we encountered Excessive Evaluation Anxiety (XEA). The signs of XEA which we discerned were particularly evident amongst the program head and staff who were part of a new training program. We present our insights on the evaluation process and its difficulties, as well as...
Collaboration has emerged over the last decade as an important value for promoting equality, justice, and emancipation in social research, and is discussed in the framework of Participatory Action Research (PAR). In the filed of evaluation, the term Participatory Evaluation (PE) has been used to describe collaborative inquiry. In this article we ex...
The paper presents a case study of a secondary school in Israel and its efforts at attending to students’ needs without resorting to tracking and ability grouping. It explores an organisational process the school has established, called “Opening triads”, which involves periodical regrouping of three classrooms of students of the same age and same s...
The article examines the processes and challenges involved in conducting participatory research and evaluation in schools, by looking at a case study of a collaborative evaluation research that was conducted in a secondary school in Israel by two researchers and three teachers. It describes the experiences of the research team while conducting the...