ERIC Number: ED060394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Behavioral Objectives in Education. Reading Information Series: WHERE DO WE GO?
Behavioral objectives are defined accepting Mager's definition, research dealing with them is reviewed and synthesized, and recommendations for further research are made. Each section is divided into four categories: (1) educational significance of behavioral objectives, (2) evaluation through behavioral objectives, (3) student awareness of and participation in behavioral objectives, and (4) teacher training in the development and use of behavioral objectives. Among the recommendations are that the relationship between long- and short-term objectives of a program be examined, that evaluations of programs using behavioral objectives be compared with evaluations of programs not using them to determine the value of behavioral objectives in terms of the instructional-evaluative process, and that the place of behavioral objectives in open classrooms be studied. This joint ERIC/CRIER and International Reading Association publication is one of a new series designed to provide researchers, professors, and students with an indication of the state of research in a closely defined area and with recommendations for directions which future research should take. An extensive bibliography is included. (MS)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, Literature Reviews, Open Education, Research Needs, Research Reviews (Publications), Student Centered Curriculum
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Ave., Newark, Del. 19711 ($1.00 to members, $1.50 to nonmembers)
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Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading.