ERIC Number: ED073316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Establishment of Process Variables for Formative Curriculum Workshop Evaluation.
Spooner, Kendrick L.
This study focuses upon the problem of identifying and testing important and predictive process variables for formative curriculum workshop evaluation. Five accident investigation curriculum development workshops sponsored by The Center for Vocational and Technical Education at The Ohio State University were evaluated in both the formative and summative setting to determine the validity of the assumption that participant ratings of workshop success (i.e., participant perception of the quality of instruction, confidence in achieving workshop objectives, and quality of workshop product) are predictive of success in achieving the conference objectives. The between- and within-workshop analysis of the relationship of the process (independent) variables to the criterion (dependent) variables indicated that some negative relationships do exist between participant response to the Confidence Scale and the quality of lesson plan product to the adoption of curriculum materials. It was found that participants who rated high confidence in achieving workshop objectives are more likely to reject the developed curriculum materials, and participants who produce high quality lesson plans for the curriculum package are more likely to reject the developed curriculum materials. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Driver Education, Educational Research, Formative Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Measurement Instruments, Summative Evaluation, Traffic Accidents, Workshops
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Ohio State Univ., Columbus