ERIC Number: ED149538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
What Criteria Should Be Used to Identify Successful Teaching in Special Education and in Occupational Education of the Handicapped.
Alvir, Howard P.
Offered is a method of statistically analyzing questions concerned with identifying criteria used in evaluating teaching methods used with the handicapped. The method is demonstrated with the question of the effect of teacher presenters knowing beforehand the criteria on which their presentations will be judged. The evaluation design is described in terms of variables (four evaluation dimensions), evaluators, matched pairs, the research question, and the correlation process. A glossary of statistical terminology is used. Advantages of the method are seen to include a built-in control group and experimental group design and low cost as calculations can be performed on a hand held calculator. Results of applying the method to the demonstration question indicate that prenotification of evaluation criteria usually increases teaching effectiveness. (DB)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Exceptional Child Research, Handicapped Children, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis
Claire Gelinas, 27 Norwood Street, Albany, New York 12203 (send stamped self addressed envelope for information)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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