ISBN 9788126912605,Dictionary of Curriculum and Evaluation

Dictionary of Curriculum and Evaluation


Pritam Singh



Atlantic Publishers

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788126912605

ISBN-10 812691260X

Paper Back

Number of Pages 232 Pages
Language (English)


n. It is a practical guide and reference work in language curriculum and evaluation. The Dictionary is divided into three parts. Part I includes 6 discussion papers, 3 each on curriculum and evaluation which provide support material for users, in these two disciplines. These papers describe in brief the nature, purpose and scope of each discipline reflecting the major constructs, academic issues and focal points of reform. Part II consists of the main reference material intended to give short definitions of selected terms--which cover all the four major curriculum components as well as cognitive and non-cognitive areas of assessment--ranging from achievement and ability testing to--interests, attitudes and personality testing. Besides, many terms from the related fields of educational statistics, educational research and psychometrics--having relevance to the measurement theory--are also included. Part III of the book contains a list of 120 acronyms and abbreviations relevant to these disciplines as well as various organisations referred to, for ready reference of the users. The book includes over 1550 entries covering all the curriculum components as well as areas of educational evaluation. An attempt has been made to select all the significant terms, define them in a simple, concise way--reflecting their central meaning--and present them in a lucid, easy-to-use manner. By and large, the terminology selected has international use, application and accessibility. It is expected that curriculum developers, examination agencies, evaluators, teacher educators and those who follow special courses in curriculum and evaluation through regular or corresponding courses would find this book handy for reference, while teachers under training and those in service would find it useful as a material resource and for reference purpose.

Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements; Foreword; Part-I: Curriculum and Evaluation: Some Preliminary Issues; 1. Curriculum Objectives; 2. Curriculum Framework for Schools; 3. Comprehensive Evaluation of Curriculum; 4. Examination Reform; 5. Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation in Schools; 6. Emerging Trends in Educational Evaluation; Part-II: The Dictionary: An Alphabetical List of Definitions; Part-III: Acronyms and Abbreviations