ERIC Number: ED153939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Humanistic Education: Objectives and Assessment. A Report of the ASCD Working Group on Humanistic Education.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.
The guidebook is designed to help school districts plan humanistic education programs. Humanistic education is defined as a commitment to education and practice in which the teaching/learning process emphasizes the individual's freedom, value, dignity, and integrity. Humanistic education aims to develop the learner's potentials, help students to achieve self-actualization, master basic skills, and develop personal values. Among the reliable ways of assessing humanistic objectives are behavioral approaches, inferential techniques, case history evidence, professional opinion, and self-evaluation. Teacher behaviors that facilitate humanistic education include less teacher domination, destructive criticism, and emphasis on failure; clearly defined goals; and encouragement of children's free expression and shared evaluation. Included is a checklist which analyzes learning activities, student interaction, teacher attitudes, materials and facilities, and other school personnel. Scoring suggestions and field-tested uses of the checklist are also presented. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Human Dignity, Humanistic Education, Individual Development, Individualized Programs, Learning Processes, Measurement Techniques, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Self Actualization, Student Development, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Values
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Suite 1100, 1701 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($4.75, paper cover)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Washington, DC.