ERIC Number: ED048323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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Children's Interest Areas and Their Assessment.
Assuming that one's interests affect what and how effectively one learns, school curricula should be developed in accordance with children's interests. Thus, an effective method for assessing these interests is necessary. An interest assessment device is being developed by the School Evaluation Project. It is designed for group assessment in the classroom and employs pictorial items in multiple choice format. Ten basic interest dimensions are hypothesized and will be extracted empirically through factor analysis. The instrument will be validated through extensive use by teachers in the field. Interest assessment techniques and weaknesses in existing instruments are discussed. (PR)
Descriptors: Childhood Interests, Conferences, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Students, Evaluation Methods, Interest Inventories, Interest Research, Measurement Instruments, Multiple Choice Tests, Rating Scales, Student Interests, Student Motivation
ED 039 622, October 1970 Research in Education
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Identifiers: School Evaluation Project
Note: Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California, April 1970