ERIC Number: ED052083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug-29
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An Evaluation of an Experienced Teacher Fellowship Program in Economic Education.
Draayer, Gerald F.
A total of 21, masters or doctoral candidate, experienced teachers participated in this full-year teacher education program conducted at Ohio University. The specific objectives were to provide teachers with: 1) a systematic program of study; 2) a substantive background in economics with emphasis on the analytical methods; 3) assistance in using these methods of inquiry in the development of elementary and secondary social science curricula; and, 4) knowledge of the new curriculum materials out of the research and development projects. With the purpose of the study to evaluate this program the focus was on: 1) the priority of the educational needs to which the program objectives were directed; and, 2) the program effectiveness and efficiency in meeting these needs. The procedures used were based on the model developed by the Center for Instructional Research and Curriculum Evaluation (CIRCE). The program rationale was analyzed first, then the data were organized around three major gestalts including: antecedents, transactions, and program outcomes. Formative evaluation of changes during the operation of program were analyzed within these gestalts. Monitoring occurred on a day-to-day basis with additional data gathered from observations made by a CIRCE evaluator who interviewed participants, faculty, and administrators. The study revealed that the objectives, content, and methods were well-suited for an effective long-term program in economic education. (Author/SBE)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens.