Reformer og evaluering Grunnlag og konsekvenser for evalueringen av den norske reform 97
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy
The discussion of the evaluation of the Norwegian Reform 97 (in compulsory school) is the main content of this article. The introduction is a presentation of how Norwegian educational reforms have been decided, implemented and evaluated during the last 50 years. It is striking how both reforming and evaluating have changed over time, much in accordance with for instance the differing periods of the notions of the Scandinavian Welfare State. The Research Council of Norway commissions the evaluation of Reform 97. It is discussed what are the consequences of this particular choice of contractor. It is among other things concluded that the evaluation becomes more independent, more scientific- and long-term oriented than other alternatives that have been tried in earlier reforms in the 1990’s. The main challenge in a period with strong rhetoric about evaluation seems to be how to make use of the results.