NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED161167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Une Recette d'Apprentisage: Administrator Accountability and the Correlates of Student Achievement.
Coleman, Peter
Every program evaluation should provide formative as well as summative data; evaluators should tell educators more about the causes of program failure and less about the consequences. Evaluation should address itself primarily to program improvement rather than to program assessment. Such an emphasis has been previously impossible since little has been known about the variables affecting the acquisition of knowledge by students. Recent research, however, has uncovered a number of variables affecting learning in schools that can be assessed when doing program evaluation. These variables can be arranged into a systems model. In this model, goals, objectives, program design, teacher characteristics, and student characteristics constitute major inputs; teaching and learning styles and methods and student-teacher interactions constitute major process elements; and short- and long-term results constitute the outputs of the system. Activities in the St. Boniface School District exemplify ways in which these variables can be used in program development. An attempt is made to periodically assess each variable over several years and use the data in controlled small-scale experiments attempting to find ways to maximize learning. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Quebec Association of School Administrators (Quebec City, Quebec, April 1978)