ERIC Number: ED230579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Analysis as a Condition for Evaluation.
Franssen, Henk A. M.
Within the evaluation of a curriculum program for student teachers, the curriculum as an influencing factor in the effects of the teaching-learning process was investigated. Qualitative and quantitative research models were used. The Look and Listen I (LLI) program was the subject of the study. It is an individualized program to instruct student teachers in observing children in the classroom. Implementation of LLI included a product evaluation and evaluation of the steering influence of the curriculum structure on teacher and student behavior. The evaluation design examined the discrepancy between the process of implementation and the process as structured; learner performance; user opinion, and the curriculum context within a larger curriculum. Two observers of classrooms in two schools developed case studies for a qualitative analysis. In seven other schools, quantitative information was gathered by questionnaires and pretests-posttests. Both methods examined curriculum intentions in terms of student and teacher behavior. The qualitative case study method paid more attention to the unique process observed and more adequately examined the motives for using the curriculum. The quantitative method was strongly led by the structure of the product and best measured the product itself. (CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Netherlands; Process Analysis; Qualitative Data
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).