ERIC Number: ED064807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-30
A Performance Test of a Curriculum Guides Using Behavioral Objectives and Structural Sequencing. Final Report.
Smith, James C., Jr.; Crittenden, William B.
This document describes a project designed to test the effectiveness of an elementary school music curriculum guide that contained behavioral objectives and structural sequencing compared to a "traditional" guide. More than 3200 5th and 6th grade pupils taught by 56 teachers in the Houston, Texas, Independent School District participated in the program. A pretest-posttest research design was used to measure pupil achievement, and an instrument was designed for teacher evaluation of music curriculum guides. Results of the performance test showed that pupils using the behavioral objective-structural sequencing guide made almost twice the achievement gains during one academic year than did pupils using the traditional guide. In addition, teacher responses indicated that their perceptions of the degrees of pupil participation in "listening" and "physical movement" in the experimental model were significantly greater than those of control teachers. No differences in pupil participation in "singing" and "creative activities" were noted. Experimental teachers indicated significantly higher evaluations of and preferences for the new guide. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Houston Baptist Coll., TX.