ERIC Number: ED072469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Product Development Report: First Year Communication Skills Program. Technical Report No. 1.
Jung, Steven M.; And Others
This report, one of a series of twenty-one studies discussing the developmental history of a recent educational product, discusses a beginning reading program for kindergarten that is planned as part of a broader communication skills program for the elementary grades. The first section of the report describes the product, which consists of student and teacher materials for ten units of classroom instruction. This section also discusses the characteristics of, rationale for, and procedures for using the product. The second section discusses the origins of the product in terms of key personnel, sources and evolution of ideas, and funding. Section three discusses the development of the product in relation to management and organization, the original plan and its modifications, procedures for development, and formative evaluation. The remainder of the report provides a summative evaluation of the product, and discusses its distribution, installation, future, and some of the critical decisions made during its development. Appendixes describe (1) rules for developing instructional products, (2) a trainer's guide, (3) names of consultants who reviewed the program, (4) the product development cycle, (5) product development stages, and (6) a list of the twenty-one educational products and their developers. (Author/DI)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.