ERIC Number: ED126555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-21
Criteria Acceptable to the Educational Developer.
Hopkins, John E.
This paper discusses the problem of selecting appropriate minimum criteria for the review of educational programs and products that will not unduly hinder the creative freedom of educational developers. The author first asserts that although most people support the concept of examining and assessing educational products and programs, there is much disagreement over pertinent criteria. Although it is possible to develop a matrix of criteria for the evaluation of each product, the author suggests, the question of which criteria should be applied to all products should be based on the free enterprise model. That is, criteria should be applied that assure the harmlessness of a product, but beyond that point the market place should be allowed to work its will free of further requirements. Specifically, the only criteria that should be applied to the assessment of any new educational product before its release, the author argues, are the criteria of "social balance and fairness" and "user effects." (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976); Pages 8-9 may not reproduce due to small print