ERIC Number: ED161925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Camera As An Evaluation and Research Instrument: Snapshots of a Science Curriculum.
Wachtman, Edward L.
The use of photography as an evaluation and research tool is discussed, with an emphasis on an evaluative study of the ESSENCE environmental science curriculum project. The camera was used in site-visits in an attempt to portray the workings of the project and to convey a meaningful understanding of the curriculum as it was actually used in the schools. The use of the camera in the science curriculum project is also discussed. The students were given cameras and assignments to take pictures of something invisible, natural occurences, or double exposures portraying some change. In this way, the camera was used to focus student attention on a specific problem or issue, to frame specific actions to the exclusion of others, and to record how things change and/or remain the same. The issues and problems surrounding the use of photography as an evaluation tool are discussed. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)