ERIC Number: ED127277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Observation and Description: An Alternative Methodology for the Investigation of Human Phenomena.
Carini, Patricia F.
This monograph is one of a continuing series initiated to provide materials for teachers, parents, school administrators, and governmental decision-makers that might encourage reexamination of a range of evaluation issues and perspectives about schools and schooling. This monograph suggests a radical departure from the approaches to educational reform typical of the past two decades which represented programmatic changes reflective of specific models-- learning models; curriculum models; reading models; or program models. This essay contends that the model approach to school reform has inherent weaknesses and that the continued vitality and evolution of far reaching reform movements depend upon articulation of a methodology congruent with their philosophic orientation that will explicate and validate their undertakings. The essay contains five chapters and a bibliography: (1) A History and Critique of Models; (2) Two Forms of Inquiry: A Comparison of Method, Logic, and Description Charts; (3) Descriptive Research; (4) The Importance of the Philosophic Outlook; and (5) Reform and Change in Education: Implications of the Logical-Technological and the Phenomenological Orientations. (DMT)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Conceptual Schemes, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Models, Process Education, Program Development, Systems Approach
Center for Teaching and Learning, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: North Dakota Study Group on Evaluation, Grand Forks.