ERIC Number: ED113300
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Learning About Education: An Introduction to Evaluation Research and Assessment Techniques.
Lowery, Lawrence F.
This self-instructive workbook focuses on ways in which the teacher can gather helpful information regarding activities with students. It is supplemented by a program and a support system that includes instruction, teaching experiences for practice, discussions, and individual conferences. The two major goals of the workbook are to enable teachers to (1) gather, within existing classroom settings, information which is manageable in amount and complexity and can be useful in better understanding their work with students; and (2) organize and articulate their information in a field study report that will have meaning for them or possibly for other interested persons. The teachers are asked at certain points in the workbook to write down their ideas and examine them before proceeding, in order to assess their own development for carrying out educational research. The workbook is divided into the following six sections: (1) evaluation and assessment of students' activities, (2) summary of observational plans, (3) methods for making observational records, (4) defining a field research project, (5) communicating research findings, and (6) self-checks and notes. It also includes suggestions for related reading to aid in writing research reports. (BD)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Evaluation, Independent Study, Information Retrieval, Information Sources, Research Methodology, Research Projects, Research Skills, Teacher Education, Workbooks
University of California, Berkeley, School of Education, Berkeley, California 94720 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.
Note: For related documents, see SP 009 531-533