ERIC Number: ED064367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Observational Strategies for the Development of a Summative Evaluation Model.
Smith, Louis M.
The first year of a proposed five year evaluation of the extended pilot trials of CEMREL's Aesthetic Education Program, AEP, is discussed. This program envisions the development of an aesthetic education curriculum for grades K-12 and is an attempt to involve the children in integrated arts experiences - music, drama, dance, art, and literature. Three items are discussed: initial plans, memo containing interpretive aside and feedback, and a model of AEP. In the initial plans, two problems are identified: (1) a description, analysis, and critique of the pilot efforts to establish the AEP program, and (2) development of a five year evaluation plan. The memo lists a series of dilemmas: independence vs. co-optation of evaluation, confidentiality of participants vs. influence on program, quality of data and analysis vs. immediate feedback. A model illustrating a conceptualization of aesthetic education at a level of abstraction that would enable interaction with teachers and administrators, guide evaluation efforts, and carry out research is presented. Three dimensions encompass the totality of aesthetic education. The content consists of six fine art forms: drama, music, dance, visual arts, literature and films. The modes of behaving and experiences are called the pupil roles of creator, recreator/performer/ interpretor, implementor, appreciator, and critic. The third dimension is affective involvement. Conclusions include: (1) The interpretive memo is a useful mod of exchange of ideas with program staff; (2) The model is an important element in several steps in evaluation; and (3) The program materials, the theoretical structures, and instrumentation can be played back upon some classical issues in education. (CK)
Descriptors: Art Education, Behavior, Curriculum Development, Data Analysis, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Instructional Materials, Integrated Activities, Interaction Process Analysis, Models, Pilot Projects, Preschool Education, Problem Solving, Role Perception, Secondary Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Ann, MO.
Note: Paper presented as part of the symposium Evaluation Efforts in Laboratory and R&D Centers: Some Emerging Issues (AERA, Chicago, April 7, 1972)