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(b. 1932, Aberdeen, Scotland). Ph.D. (Honoris Causa), University of Valladolid, Spain; M.A., Dip.Ed., M.Ed., University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

MacDonald was Director of CARE (the Centre for Applied Research in Education) at the University of East Anglia. Following studies in modern languages, education, and educational psychology at the University of Aberdeen, he spent some time as a teacher and teacher educator in Scotland, where he experimented with case study approaches to the building of teacher confidence in the classroom. In 1968, he moved to London to undertake the role of evaluator of Lawrence Stenhouse's controversial Humanities Curriculum Project.

MacDonald was the first to articulate a political typology of evaluation, and he contributed substantially to the development of a case study approach to evaluation. Stenhouse and MacDonald eventually used ...

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