ERIC Number: ED099283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Materials Evaluation as a Process for Changing Education: Work of the Diablo Valley Education Project.
Freeman, Robert E.
During 1972-73 the Diablo Valley Education Project, a joint program of the Center for War/Peace Studies and the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, designed and ran a materials evaluation program of 49 curriculum project materials, 8 simulation games, and 5 multimedia kits dealing with global perspective. The objective of the program was to use materials evaluation as a means to make local schools effective instruments in teaching about human dignity and global problems. The program was designed to use the existing school structure, involve the community, and set up a self-evaluation to test results. Materials for evaluation were chosen according to global perspective, organization of content, quality of supplementary materials, flexibility, format, reading level, and cost. District social studies teachers were responsible for testing the materials in the classroom and for completing a lesson log sheet, evaluation questionnaire, and oral evaluation. The results were a 35 percent increase in the use of global perspective materials, an increase in intraschool and interschool communication, and a handbook of materials evaluation. Appendixes include a sample teacher evaluation, log sheet, and list of materials tested. An edited handbook of the materials evaluation is available through the Center for War/Peace Studies and as ED 096 236. (DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.
Note: The unedited Handbook of Evaluated Materials for Secondary Social Studies is ED 086 612