ERIC Number: ED044435
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Macro and Micro Approaches Combined for Curriculum Process Analysis: A Swedish Educational Field Project.
Dahllof, Urban S.; Lundgren, Ulf P.
The purpose of this field study was to test a "macro-model" stemming from earlier research on ability grouping. Dependent process variables such as methods of instruction, and time for school and homework were studied as a function of grouping characteristics of the class. The main data are "macro" in the sense that they refer to an entire school year and are related to elementary and advanced curriculum areas and objectives. Data was collected from 46 classes in grade 11 (age 18) in five subjects. Each class was visited 4 times a year with pupils and teachers answering questionnaires about content, method, time, problems, plans and attitudes. Achievement was controlled by tests and marks. The detailed interaction pattern was subject to a parallel "micro-study" of tape-recorded lessons in mathematics from a sample of eight classes. Thus, the teachers' decisions and planning of lessons with respect to the students and the part of the curriculum under study were examined in detail. The data were analyzed by Bellack's and Flanders' systems and also by a system which included curriculum content and student reaction. All of the data collected during this field project will be analyzed with regard to theoretical considerations of frames, process, and results. The main report of the project is expected to be available in 1971. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Ability, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, Cognitive Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, High School Students, Interaction Process Analysis, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Secondary School Teachers, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tri-Centennial Fund, Stockholm (Sweden).; National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Gothenburg Univ. (Sweden). Inst. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 1970