ERIC Number: ED034788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Michigan English Study of Structure for Curriculum Evaluation (MESSAGE).
Taylor, Vi Marie
The Michigan English Study of Structure for Curriculum Evaluation (MESSAGE) training session involved 40 leaders of English curriculum study in a 7-day intensive program. They studied objective evaluation in terms of behavior, instruction, and institution; approaches to the English curriculum through instructional objectives that include evaluation procedures; and implementation of training by working with local curriculum groups. Through participation in the program, curriculum leaders should be able to develop criteria for evaluating English programs, English materials, and individual student progress; gather information about local programs; and exercise leadership in planning programs, writing objectives, and evaluating materials and programs. Local schools should be able to (1) find nearby curriculum leaders to help with basic planning, (2) utilize program participants for training other staff members, and (3) evaluate present curriculum procedures and prepare changes based on rational methods of innovation. (Appendices include the EPIC Evaluation Center's objectives for the Project MESSAGE program, a list of participants, suggestions for writing questions, and feedback questionnaires.) (Author/LH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Council of Teachers of English, St. Joseph.