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ERIC Number: ED017971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 126
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Reference Count: 0
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HIGH SCHOOL SELF-EVALUATIONS AND CURRICULUM CHANGE. FINAL REPORT.
ALEXANDER, WILLIAM M.; HINES, VYNCE A.
THIS PROJECT EXPLORED THE HYPOTHESIS THAT HIGH SCHOOL SELF-EVALUATIONS BASED ON THE EVALUATIVE CRITERIA OF THE NATIONAL STUDY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL EVALUATION PRODUCE CURRICULUM CHANGE AND HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDES OF TEACHERS. THIS PROCESS OF SELF-EVALUATION WAS COMPLETED BY THE SCHOOL FACULTY, FOLLOWED BY A REVIEW OF A VISITING COMMITTEE. A CASE STUDY APPROACH WAS EMPLOYED INVOLVING HISTORICAL, INTERVIEW, AND INSTRUMENT DATA COLLECTION IN SELECTED SCHOOLS. THE STUDY SAMPLE INCLUDED 46 EXPERIMENTAL, 13 CONTROL, AND 4 PILOT SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN FLORIDA AND GEORGIA. A STRATIFIED SAMPLE OF SCHOOLS WAS SELECTED ON THE BASIS OF EITHER THEIR MOST RECENT OR PLANNED FUTURE SELF-STUDY. THE PRINCIPAL FINDING WAS THAT CURRICULUM CHANGE OCCURRED AT A HIGHER FREQUENCY IN THOSE SCHOOLS WHICH WERE ENGAGED IN SELF-EVALUATION. ADDITIONAL FINDINGS INCLUDED--(1) THE NUMBER OF CHANGES IN THE EXPERIMENTAL SCHOOLS WAS ABOUT 50 PERCENT GREATER THAN IN THE CONTROL SCHOOLS, (2) MOST CHANGES WERE MODIFICATIONS OF EXISTING COURSES, SERVICES, OR ACTIVITIES, AND (3) PARTICIPATION IN THE SELF-STUDY DID NOT MAKE TEACHERS MORE OPEN TO CURRICULUM CHANGE, NOR DID METHOD OF PREPARATION RELATE TO THE OPENNESS TO CURRICULUM CHANGE. (DG)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Identifiers: Florida (Gainesville)