ERIC Number: ED080424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Project Pride Evaluation Report.
Jennewein, Marilyn; And Others
Project PRIDE (Probe, Research, Inquire, Discover, and Evaluate) is evaluated in this report to provide data to be used as a learning tool for project staff and student participants. Major objectives of the project are to provide an inter-disciplinary, objective approach to the study of the American heritage, and to incorporate methods and procedures in the high school program to provide a more individualized approach to the learning process. Instruments and methods with which to evaluate objectives included the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal (CTA); pre-post tests and questionnaires; random samples of students; subjective evaluations of teachers and students; and outside observer reports. The instruments measured the extent to which students: 1) discussed and analyzed the interrelationship of the elements that make up a culture; 2) demonstrated an appreciation of the multi-disciplinary approach to human problems; and 3) recognized the reciprocal relationship between the humanities and the social sciences in the context of a culture; and other objectives. The extensive evaluation section, based on how well each objective was fulfilled, is stated in positive and negative terms. For example, although objective 1 (above) was effectively achieved when measured by comparative random samples of students by units, findings from CTA pre-post testings were shown to be statistically significant in a negative direction. (SJM)
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Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: Maine School Union 87, Orono.
Identifiers - Location: Maine
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III