ERIC Number: ED021814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Aug-22
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Research and Evaluation Techniques: Preparing Designated Public School Personnel to Evaluate Present and Future Title I Projects (June 20-August 12, 1966).
Miller, Ebert L.
An 8-week summer institute was conducted to train 27 public school persons to better evaluate Title I, Title III, and other curriculum-improvement programs. Focus was on improving the planning measurement and educational research competencies of the participants. A "core curriculum" of 12 quarter hours for graduate credit was supplemented by reading experiences, individual and small group projects, speakers and consultants, films and field trips. Because of background deficiencies of the participants, a course in statistics was added, and the research practicum was modified to include more teaching of research design and methodology than planned. The result was a lower level of research competency at the end of the institute than had originally been hoped for, but evaluations of pre- and posttesting, questionnaires, and semantic-differential-type attitude instruments indicated that substantial progress had been made toward achieving the original objectives. The need to continue such programs and to provide follow-up became clear. Outstanding aspects of the program, according to trainees, were the statistics course; the approach to curriculum planning, change, and evaluation, particularly as it related to educationally and culturally disadvantaged children; the reading and discussion procedure; and individual and group projects. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act