ERIC Number: ED048990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Objectives Report: Project COPE (Coordinated Optimal Program Effort), Phoenix Indian High School, Phoenix, Arizona.
Weinhold, Earl R.; Smith, William E.
In an effort to develop behavioral objectives for students of Phoenix Indian High School, project staff attempted to identify student behavioral outcomes which would serve as guidelines for total school program development, with emphasis on pupil personnel services. Preparation of such guidelines involves not so much formulation of specific behavioral objectives as creation of a method of attack, a procedure which will facilitate the writing of behavioral objectives. Because of the unique population being treated, it is necessary that those involved in educating the Indian student be aware of student backgrounds, aspirations, sensitivities, academic abilities, and potential for growth. This is particularly essential when it comes to writing, instituting, and evaluating behavioral objectives. Additionally, those directly involved in the educational process should formulate the guidelines. Once staff involvement has been secured, a common frame of reference is essential. Without this, objectives will vary in specificity, comprehensiveness, and articulation. Thus, it is recommended (1) that taxonomy proceed from the specific to the abstract, thus insuring articulation, and (2) that the taxonomy be comprehensive enough to guard against superficial efforts. Part 1 of the taxonomy presented in the document deals with the cognitive domain; part 2 deals with the affective domain. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Programs for the Disadvantaged.; Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Phoenix, AZ.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.