ERIC Number: ED153907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Problems, Curriculum Research, Educational Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Sociology, Elementary Secondary Education, Existentialism, Models, Relevance (Education), Social Sciences, Social Studies
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
Education Level: N/A
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)