ERIC Number: ED120257
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Berkeley Unified School District Evaluation Study. Volume I and Volume II. Final Report.
Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.
This district-wide evaluation study of the Berkeley Unified School District documents, describes, and analyzes several major components of the system as they existed in the 1974-75 academic year. The process study, presented in these two volumes, documents and describes a set of district elements which differ from one another in degree of generality: the district as a whole; four major grade groups; and individual school sites. It also accomodated examination of certain characteristics of the experimental and non-experimental school programs, the early childhood education program, and the adult education program. Specific focus was on the topics of curriculum, instructional methodology, teacher-student-parent attitudes, and staffing patterns. Basic skill curriculums were investigated by interviews and surveys with administrators, evaluator reviews of curriculum, teacher interviews and questionnaires, classroom observation of teachers, and student questionnaires. Instructional methodology was investigated by inquiring about the plans, policies, and administrative input directed toward instructional practices. Attitude assessments were made of parents, teachers, and students. Assessment of staffing patterns required the collection of employment and demographic data. Assessment of the early childhood education program required a survey of program directors and a teacher questionnaire. The adult education program was examined via a survey of key personnel. These procedures produced the body of data which is organized, described, and discussed in this report. (RC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum, Data Collection, Early Childhood Education, Educational Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Evaluation, Experimental Programs, Parent Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Research Methodology, School Districts, Schools, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Berkeley Unified School District, CA.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Training and Technical Assistance Corp., Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California (Berkeley)