ERIC Number: ED059783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Literature Search and Development of an Evaluation System in Early Childhood Education. III. Part A--Behavioral Objectives. Part B--Evaluation Instruments.
Butler, Annie L.; And Others
Behavioral objectives for five-year-old children, based on data from a literature search, and scales, tests, and inventories of preschool development, and their appropriateness, are discussed in the two sections of this report. Part A, Behavioral Objectives, presents a summary of findings from a previous report, Report I, and describes the procedures used in constructing behavioral objectives. Discussions are presented of behavioral objectives developed in the psychomotor domain (balance, movement and coordination; dominance handedness and laterality; growth and maturation; perceptual motor abilities; and speech), in the cognitive domain (attentional processes; ability, specific; concepts; language; memory; mediational processes; perceptual processes; and general cognitive), and in the affective domain (social behaviors, social perceptions and communications, motivation, and intra-psychic factors). In Part B, separate lists are provided for (1) tests, rating scales, inventories, and standard evaluation equipment; (2) observational procedures used under both naturally occurring and standard task conditions; and (3) technical assessment procedures. The evaluation of these instruments was performed in four phases: search, acquisition, abstracting and test review, and criteria. The overall conclusion of the study is that about more must be learned about preschool children in behavioral areas conceptually neglected by investigators. (For related documents, see PS 005 444-446 and PS 005 448.) (CK)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.