ERIC Number: ED031849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Empirical Study of Instructional Materials Evaluation in Special Education. Monograph Series No. 3.
Levine, S. Joseph
To investigate the potentialities of teachers as evaluators of instructional materials and to develop an inclusive form to cover all of the necessary evaluative aspects of a material and its use, 16 teachers of the educable retarded participated in an institute. Four member teams played a game in which they studied materials and identified evaluative criteria. An evaluation form was devised, used at the institute and in the classroom, and revised. Checklists were largely eliminated and space left for the evaluator to enter pertinent information. Conclusions were that given the structuring and motivation of a game-like atmosphere, teachers can provide a set of criteria meaningful to them; there seemed to be a good deal of agreement on the criteria; and a teacher developed instrument can be effectively used. Directions for playing the games, charts of the development of the criteria, the evaluation forms, an evaluator's guide, and a sheet for evaluating the evaluations are provided. (RJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Regional Instructional Materials Center for Handicapped Children and Youth.