ERIC Number: ED046803
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Japan. Evaluation Report From a Limited School Trial of a Teaching Unit of the High School Geography Project.
Kurfman, Dana; And Others
The school trials of the materials developed by this project yield information relevant to three evaluative criteria: student attitude toward the material, teacher attitude, and the attainment of unit objectives. Eleven teachers were selected involving approximately 300 ninth through twelfth grade students. Estimates of verbal aptitude were obtained by administering the verbal section of the Cooperative School and College Ability Test (SCAT) Form 3B. A Unit test was administered before and after the unit. The ratings and recommendations from student and teacher questionnaires are given for the unit as a whole and for each of these seven activities: 1) Introduction; 2) Modernization and Population Growth; 3) Life of a Japanese Family Man; 4) Population in Pre-Modern Japan; 5) Redistribution of Population in Modern Japan; 6) Distribution of Economic Activities and Population; and, 7) Case Studies: Mitaka and Niike. Two major findings indicated that the methodology involved in the unit was too complex for students; and, the low 8 per cent increment from the pretest to the posttest indicated minimal attainment of the unit objectives. The unit test, the questionnaires, and the statistics are appended. Other related documents are: SO 000 430, SO 000 431, SO 000 432, SO 000 433, SO 000 434, SO 000 469, SO 000 470, SO 000 471, SO 000 472. (SBE)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: High School Geography Project, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: High School Geography Project; HSGP; Japan