ERIC Number: ED117179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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"Cultural Paranoia" and Evaluation.
Rozsnafszky, Jane; Hendel, Darwin D.
The present report describes the results of an evaluation study of the first course in the new Women's Studies program at the University of Minnesota and the resistance of the teaching assistants for the course to the evaluation. A hypothesis to explain this resistance is that an outside evaluator may face inherent difficulties in evaluating new social-political curricula such as women's studies because of the understandable suspiciousness of students, to which Grier and Cobbs' (1968) term "cultural paranoia" has been applied. Suggestions are offered to future evaluators of the social-political curricula that may help lessen this "paranoia." (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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