ERIC Number: ED231857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Surveys in a Responsive Evaluation: Evaluation of a National Sex Equity Demonstration Project.
Stake, Bernadine Evans; And Others
During the last 2 years (1980-82), selected schools in the Broward County School District in Florida participated in the National Sex Equity Demonstration Project (NSEDP) to create a model for demonstration of curricular materials, educational practices, and program arrangements that feature gender-fair instruction and associated educational activities. Most activities were directed at staff development for teachers and administrators. The Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation (CIRCE) at the University of Illinois provided internal evaluation of the Broward County project with a formative, responsive, naturalistic evaluation design with multiple methods of data gathering, particularly observation, interviews, and document reviews. Perception survey responses by students, teachers, principals, and others were also used to describe the social context and impact of the program. Item sampling was used to reduce the time needed from each respondent. The perception surveys examined: (1) the importance of the discrimination problem; (2) what educators should be doing; (3) teacher readiness to pursue equity; (4) local educators' present efforts; and (5) what had been accomplished. First and second year findings in project and nonproject schools are discussed. (CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Broward County Public Schools FL; Responsive Evaluation
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).