ERIC Number: ED092594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The Generalist Program: Description and Evaluation. Papers on Curriculum and Evaluation--No. 1.
Westbury, Ian, Ed.; And Others
This report describes the educational program and reports on the evaluation of that program in relation to how the faculty members implemented the goals and objectives of the program. The evaluation is concerned with the content, coherence, and power of the curriculum. These qualities of curriculum-building and instruction were studied to determine if the learning opportunities offered to students moved from broad and general objectives and an evolving ideal of practice to a standardized structure, content, and process necessary for students to learn such practices for the real world. Descriptions and analyses of the program as a whole as it developed over the project years is presented. These chapters also serve as background for the core of the report, which consists of the explication of the evaluation rationale, purposes, and design and of the data analysis. The analysis is based on the results of a summative test administered to generalist students and students in other sequences in the school, on written analyses of their practicum experiences, and on interviews conduced by the investigators with students and faculty members. The final section is a backward look at where we have been with the generalist program, a description of where we now are, and a view of future possibilities. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Field Instruction, General Education, Methods Courses, Professional Education, Social Work, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Tests
The School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 969 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. School of Social Service Administration.