ERIC Number: ED099331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Design Elements for an Emerging Secondary Science Teacher Preparation Program (SSTPP). Teacher Education Forum Series. Vol. 2, No. 22.
Repicky, Paul A.
This paper focuses on the necessity for a holistic, responsive evaluation of the educational process due to education's complex, dynamic, and humanistic nature. Holistic evaluation involves the assessment of all intended goals, interactions, and program results, as opposed to selective evaluation of only a few key variables. Responsive evaluation answers the needs of the human element which is part of the educational process. A specific evaluative design is included, based on the aforementioned evaluation methods and containing the following elements: (a) nature of the data to be collected--judgement data as well as achievement test data should be collected; (b) collection of data--methods include surveys, rating scales, Q-sorts, semantic differentials, site visits, expert reviews, and content analysis; (c) presentation and use of data--the data should be interpretable and relevant; (d) identification of decision makers--the full impact of the various levels of decision makers should be anticipated; and (e) flexibility--evaluations cannot be measured against rigid guidelines. This evaluation design is exemplified by a program evaluation of preservice science teachers, describing program elements, procedures, and instrumentation. Appendixes include surveys, questionnaires, and other measurement devices. (JCW)
Descriptors: Design, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Humanism, Measurement Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Q Methodology, Questionnaires, Science Teachers, Semantic Differential, Summative Evaluation, Surveys
Division of Teacher Education, 325-Education Building, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Bureau of Educational Personnel Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
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