ERIC Number: ED126038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-2
Reference Count: 0
The Pursuit of Progress through Evaluation.
Safrit, Margaret J.
The Purpose-Process Curriculum Framework (PPCF) is a guide for making curricular decisions that takes into account the overall merit of the curriculum and the merit of specific objectives. One approach to implementing this framework is to utilize a grid with the purposes represented across the top and processes represented along the side. Assume that a staff of physical education teachers has decided to use the PPCF. The first task would be to select combinations of purposes and processes that are to receive emphasis in the physical education program. By marking the appropriate cells of the grid the purposes-processes can be viewed. When all combinations of interest have been recorded on the grid, the overall framwork of the physical education curriculum has been identified. To evaluate the merit of the curriculum, the staff should set forth a written rationale for the choices made with the PPCF. This provides the outside observer with the philosophical orientation of the staff and helps to ensure that choices are made on a logical basis. Once the purpose-process combinations have been selected, the activities that will contribute to these combinations must be identified. Regardless of the selection approach, these activities must be justified as bona fide contributors to the designated combinations. To justify the selections, review the literature to obtain supporting evidence, contact sports specialists, or make the best possible logical judgment. Next, the combinations and activities should be stated as behavioral objectives including the way in which they will be evaluated. Concomitant concerns may also be identified and evaluated such as the side effects of a particular activity. (MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 2, 1976)