ERIC Number: ED129506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Leadership Conference in Elementary Science Education, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, New Mexico, Summer 1975). Research and Evaluation Report Series No. 44.
Leitka, Eugene; Sward, Paul
Evaluating a 1975 summer science workshop designed to help upgrade science teaching skills among Bureau of Indian Affairs personnel (administrators, teachers, and education specialists), this report focuses upon program effectiveness and participant utilization of the training. Specifically, this report presents: (1) project objectives (to train 20 curriculum consultants in the philosophy, methodology, and use of new curricular materials and projects available in elementary science education and to develop: an in-service model for implementation; a role model for the science curriculum consultant; a set of program criteria and recommendations; a change model; and an evaluation model); (2) participant objectives (comparable to program objectives); (3) project activities (three programs providing interaction between participants and specialists and focusing upon costs and logistics, leadership roles, professional response, supervisory techniques, inservice experiences, and evaluation procedures); (4) a formative evaluation plan using models; (5) the follow-up assessment of the workshop (a participant questionnaire, personal testimonies, and graphic representations of program effectiveness; wherein, 59% of the 17 respondents indicated workshop training had been utilized in the classroom and in assisting other educators and the problems encountered centered upon area specific conditions, existing science programs, available materials, and administrative support). (JC)
Descriptors: Administrators, American Indians, Consultants, Criteria, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Followup Studies, Formative Evaluation, Leadership Training, Models, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Science Instruction, Teachers, Workshops
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.