ERIC Number: ED088742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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A Program to Improve Social Studies Instruction in the Ottumwa Community Schools. Surveys, Grades 3-12, Measurement Instruments, Project #1009.
As part of a social studies instruction improvement program, measurement instruments were developed to measure attitudes of and evaluate courses for teachers and students in grades 3-12. The measurement instruments presented are surveys used in the social studies program. The purposes of the improvement project are to use the multimedia approach to learning; to emphasize sequential learning; to reduce the expository nature of teaching methods; to shift to a learner-centered classroom, to instructional materials of an inquiry-oriented nature, to an action-centered curriculum; and to emphasize the processes of locating rather than memorizing secondary information. The objectives, both cognitive and affective, of the program are enumerated, as are the criteria for evaluating printed and audio-visual instructional materials. A card used to record instructional material evaluation scores is reproduced. A student attitude survey, corresponding to the affective objectives of the course, is presented in its pre- and post-test forms. A course evaluation form is offered for teacher use. Copies of teacher and student questionnaires for use after completion of each unit are provided. (KSM)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Cognitive Objectives, Elementary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Measurement Instruments, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Surveys
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Authoring Institution: Ottumwa Community Schools, IA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III