ERIC Number: ED065553
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Summative Evaluation of a Curriculum Developed to Prepare Day Care Administrators Using Mastery/Non-Mastery Criteria.
Ellner, Carolyn L.
A training program carried out by the Center for Early Education (CEE) to prepare or upgrade the performance of 20 day-care administrators in Los Angeles County is discussed as to the program, evaluation, and findings. The program, consisting of 2 three-week workshops and six interim seminars, was designed to achieve 12 goals relating to child development. Courses presented in the seminars were: Human Development, Creating the Day Care Environment, Interaction Effectiveness, Practicum and Observation, and The Parent and the School. The steps in the program-evaluation process were: (1) Formulation of goals, (2) Operalization of goals, (3) Selection of criteria for mastery, (4) Selection/development of tests and measures, (5) Scheduling of testing program, (6) Dissemination and weighting of program goals, (7) Pretesting of participants, (8) Analysis of pretest data, (9) Formative assessment procedures, (10) Post-testing, (11) Analysis of data, and (12) Uses of evaluation. The findings are in relation to the 12 objectives, together with descriptions of tests administered, the variables used in the assessment process, and the results of each test procedure. The data reveal that 9 of the 12 objectives were achieved as a result of instruction. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate School, CA. Center for Early Education.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Illinois, April 1972)