Center for Applied Research in Education (CARE)

CARE is based at the University of East Anglia, England, and is first cousin to the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation (CIRCE) at Urbana, Illinois. These two centers formed, in the 1970s and 1980s, a transatlantic axis for the advancement of case study approaches to evaluation. CARE was founded in 1970 by Lawrence Stenhouse, with the impetus of the Humanities Curriculum Project. Some key curriculum principles from that project (pedagogical neutrality, values pluralism, information brokerage) found an easy match to, and to some extent fueled, democratic evaluation discourse. Barry MacDonald was Project Evaluator for the Humanities Curriculum Project and became Director of CARE at Stenhouse's death in 1982.

CARE promoted political, ethical, and methodological principles of applied educational research; specifically, research responsive to the ...

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