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ERIC Number: ED080358
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 11
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An Instrument for Assessing Elementary Science Curriculum Projects.
Toth, George P.
This paper discusses an instrument developed to evaluate the characteristics of the major innovative elementary school science curriculum projects. The purpose of this self-assessment instrument is to determine which project is best for a particular school or classroom. The instrument does not attempt to compare one project with another and allows for the unique approach of each project. It is made up of nine categories each further divided into sub "key points" to provide a more detailed and comprehensive rating of each category. The categories include: (1) objectives and philosophy of school and project, (2) student-material interaction, (3) individual differences, (4) teacher training (inservice), (5) integration of conceptual schemes, (6) learning activities, (7) evaluation provisions, (8) cost of project, and (9) organization of project. The instrument has been presented to undergraduate students in an elementary science methods course, graduate students with teaching experience, and elementary school teachers for suggestions, revision and validation. It will be further revised and tested in several elementary schools becoming available for school use. (JR)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (21st, Detroit, Michigan, March 30-April 3, 1973)