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Impact measurement revised: Evaluating the Impact of the Lifelong Learning Programme in Slovenia

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  • Klemen Sirok

    (University of Primorska, Slovenia)

  • Gregor Petric

    (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

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    European Union programmes in the field of education and training demand regular evaluation. However, due to several conceptual and measurement issues, the validity of evaluation results is put into question. The paper proposes to assess the programmes from a refined perspective of impact, calling for the clarification of some key methodological issues. Two groups of problems for the validity of evaluation research in the field of educational programmes are identified, one referring to causality and the second to the absence of proper conceptualisation and operationalisation. The case of LLP impact evaluation in Slovenia is used to present solutions to the outlined problems.

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    This chapter was published in: Klemen Sirok & Gregor Petric , , pages 1035-1063, 2011.

    This item is provided by University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper in its series MIC 2011: Managing Sustainability? Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, Portorož, 23–26 November 2011 [Selected Papers] with number 1035-1063.

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    Keywords: impact assessment; Lifelong Learning programme; evaluation; methodology; validity;

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