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ERIC Number: ED153907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Curriculum Evaluation in a New Key. Monograph Series, Number 1.
Aoki, Ted, Ed.
This paper presents some alternative approaches to conventional curriculum evaluation (such as survey questionaires and test instruments); it is divided into four chapters. Chapter I is a brief introduction to the paper and offers some new conceptions for evaluation in social studies. Chapter II outlines three perspectives which might be considered in evaluation activities: first, an evaluator may analyze and judge the methods used in a program on how well they help educators achieve goals; second, an evaluator may focus on the perceptions which participants (students, teachers, parents, and administrators) have of a program; and third, an evaluator may focus on the foundations of a program, including its underlying values, assumptions, and the worth of its goals. Chapter III outlines a method of evaluation which is attentive to the meanings teachers and students bring to the classroom; each person in the classroom responds to things, events, ideas, other persons, and groups in many ways and assigns a variety of meanings. Chapter IV discusses four different evaluation paradigms that vary with the viewpoint of the evaluator. Each of the viewpoints is discussed in terms of three aspects: goal of research, mode of understanding, and method(s) of research. Bibliographies for each chapter are included. (Author/JK)
Centre for the Study of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1W5, Canada ($3.00, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Faculty of Education.
Note: A compilation of four papers presented at the College and University Faculty Association (CUFA) Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Cincinnati, Ohio, November 23-26, 1977)