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ERIC Number: ED157212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Designing, Implementing, and Assessing a Curriculum Evaluation Instrument.
Vining, Jean W.; Yrle, Augusta C.
The primary purpose of this curriculum research project was to devise an instrument that would reveal general information about the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of a school without requiring in-depth analysis of any particular subject-matter area. The instrument presented here was developed through a group-process consensus approach by committee members who examined curriculum development theories, reviewed curriculum evaluation research, studied the task-analysis approach, delineated terms, differentiated goals from objectives, and reviewed learning theories. The instrument was pilot tested in selected schools by each of the 25 members of the curriculum evaluation project committee. This pilot testing revealed that the philosophy of most sampled schools was not tied closely to the day-to-day educational process and that, in most schools, assessment was not an important step in the curriculum development process. The five-page instrument examines how curriculum objectives fill student needs in a number of areas and how curriculum is developed and evaluated. It can be administered in any elementary, middle, or secondary school. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A