ERIC Number: ED038338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Challenge of Assessing Curriculum Changes in New England. Final Report.
Austin, Gilbert R.
A 6-week research training institute was conducted during summer 1969 for 30 participants from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine. Objectives were (1) study of problems inherent in evaluating particular curriculum changes with which the trainee was concerned; (2) study of major alternatives open to educators in terms of educational research methodologies; (3) study of communication techniques applicable to proper implementation of the decisionmaking process at various levels in the educational system; (4) use of modern data processing equipment to facilitate encoding and utilization of research data; and (5) reading of current educational literature relevant to the trainee's research project--the creation of a proposed model to evaluate an educational problem in which he was involved. The schedule consisted of classes in Methods and Techniques of Educational Research and in Research Problems in Education and workshops in use of the computer. A series of pre-and posttest evaluations indicated that the institute was successful both in substantial average gain in knowledge and in development of favorable attitudes. (Included are lists of reading and instructional materials, the institute schedule, and evaluation data and analysis.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Bureau of Educational Research and Testing Services.