Illuminative evaluation


Seeks to illuminate the conditions of an education programme using a qualitative approach. Illuminative evaluation focuses on the wider context in which educational programs function. It is primarily concerned with description and interpretation rather than with measurement and prediction.


Foundational paper (s)

Stufflebeam, Daniel L., and Anthony J. Shinkfield. “Illuminative Evaluation: The Holistic Approach.” Systematic Evaluation. Springer, Dordrecht, 1985. 285-310.