ERIC Number: ED093768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
An Investigation of an Instrument Battery Related to the Expectancies for Student-Centered Teaching Behaviors in "Man: A Course of Study."
Deffenbaugh, Sue A.; And Others
Man: A Course of Study (MACOS), a social studies curriculum based on a process curriculum design and the inquiry method, was the subject of a research project conducted as part of the overall evaluation project of the MACOS curriculum. The report focuses on the teacher's role in the MACOS curriculum, specifically with expectations for performance and attitudinal factors of teacher behavior. The project attempted to identify behaviors, operationally defined, which constitute child-centered instruction; the problems associated with the evaluation of child-centered, nondirective, dialectical teaching; the instruments most effective and efficient for evaluating these behaviors; and the child-centered behaviors and attitudes exhibited by teachers of MACOS. The rationale, procedures, and review of data-gathering instruments are followed by results and discussion. In summary, the instruments seem to constitute a promising battery for assessing the degree to which teachers adopt student-centered behaviors and attitudes as a result of teaching the MACOS curriculum. Appendices containing the instruments, base data, and quotes and drawings follow a bibliography. (Author/KSM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Eastern Regional Inst. for Education, Syracuse, NY.