ERIC Number: ED123402
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Materials for Distributive Education.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of In-Service Education.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Cornell Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Evaluations of 46 items of secondary level instructional materials used in distributive education are presented in the document to assist teachers in their choice of instructional materials for students. The development of an assessment instrument is described. The evaluation was conducted by a task force of distributive education teachers trained in the evaluative process and a consensus summary report was submitted. The evaluation of each instructional material consists of information on the following areas: (1) bibliographical data (subject matter area, title and author, publisher, year published, and cost); (2) type of material (textbook, film, slides, record, or others); (3) brief description of material (content); (4) readability grade level and readability formula used (Dale-Chall, Fry, or Spache); (5) overall rating (classified by point system as excellent, useful, or unacceptable); (6) summary of ratings (based on five evaluative criteria--bias, accuracy, appropriateness, verbal and visual fluency, and usefulness and versatility); and (7) additional comments. The instructional materials assessment instrument and the consensus summary form are included. The Fry readability graph to determine the reading level of materials is appended. (EC)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Distributive Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Materials, Rating Scales, Readability, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials, Textbook Evaluation, Textbooks
The Instructional Materials Service, 19 Stone Hall, Ithaca, New York 14853 (No price given)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of In-Service Education.; State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. Cornell Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.