ERIC Number: ED119814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Validation Guide for Field Testing Texas Child Development Associate (CDA) Instructional Mateirals.
Carroll, E. Caroline
This manual outlines the process for evaluating a series of instructional materials for college-based training of the Child Development Associate (CDA) in Texas. Chapter I offers a discussion of the need for child care worker training in Texas and provides background information on the development of both the national and the Texas CDA pilot training programs. In Chapter 2, the issue of evaluation is discussed: why it is necessary, what and who is involved, how it is to be done, and what benefits are derived from it. The operational procedures of the evaluation process for Texas CDA pilot training materials are outlined in Chapter 3. Appendices include instructions to the trainee on personal portfolio preparation and questionnaire forms for trainees and trainers to evaluate the programs and modules. Charts are used throughout the manual as illustration for the text. (ED)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, College Programs, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Educational Programs, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Programs, Pilot Projects, Preschool Education, Program Development, Questionnaires, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Community Affairs, Austin. Office of Early Childhood Development.