ERIC Number: ED027316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun-30
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Preparation and Evaluation of Curricular Materials and Guides for English Language Study in Grades 7 to 12. Final Report.
Kegler, Stanley B.; And Others
The Minnesota Center for Curriculum Development proposed a series of language-centered units and study guides for English instruction in secondary schools. Among the specific objectives of the Center were (1) the identification and analysis of the concepts appropriate to grades 7-12, (2) the preparation of curricular materials and study guides for teachers, (3) the education of selected teachers to use the study guides, and (4) the establishment of field tests for evaluation of the materials. The materials were first tested by 166 teachers throughout the state; later, three schools were selected as demonstration centers. Results indicated that the Project English materials engender interest in many kinds of curriculum reform, that the language-centered curriculum has become widely accepted, and that a curriculum should be considered a process rather than a finished product. A study is underway which provides a pilot test for the effect of the materials on student performance by determining the value and validity of a test of "linguistic sensitivity" developed by members of the Center staff. (Summaries of the units developed are included in the report.) (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.