ERIC Number: ED128279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Ethnic Studies Materials Analysis Instrument.
Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
An instrument for analyzing ethnic studies curriculum materials for grades K-12 is presented. The Social Science Education Consortium (SSEC), Inc. staff designed the analysis instrument to check ethnic accuracy of materials as an aid to classroom teachers who are preparing ethnic studies curriculum. The booklet is divided into two main sections. Part I is a modified version of the Curriculum Materials Analysis System (CMAS) (Morrissett, et al., 1971). It contains five sections of the instrument: (1) Product Characteristics; (2) General Educational Quality of Materials; (3) Ethnic Heritage Content; (4) Adaptability of Materials to Conditions of Use; and (5) Overall Evaluation. The questions in section 3, Ethnic Heritage Content, focus specifically on the treatment of ethnic groups in the materials and they analyze issues such as stereotyping, realism, accuracy, and appreciation of other cultures. Part II is an abbreviated edition of the CMAS to be used when a quick evaluation is necessary. The book is included in an Ethnic Heritage Studies Kit, along with other books, a filmstrip, and a cassette. The kit is available from the SSEC for $29.00. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Data Analysis, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Models, Social Studies, Validity
Publications, Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 (order publication no. 179, $1.95 paper cover)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Note: For related documents, see SO 008 620 and ED 120 032