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ERIC Number: ED171726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Assessing the Worth of Instructional Materials. Set 78. Number One. Item 10.
To help teachers assess the variety of available instructional materials, a comparative, point-by-point evaluation is recommended. Two distinct approaches have been identified: content analysis, and instructional design. Content analysis is useful when selecting materials in factual curriculum areas, such as science and mathematics. It involves the comparison of the instructional materials against the syllabus or course objectives, and should be performed by a subject specialist. The instructional design approach concentrates on four aspects: (1) educational objectives; (2) scope and sequence of materials; (3) method of instruction; and (4) evaluation of student learning. (A three-page form which can be used to rate curriculum materials is included, as well as instructions for its use and instructions for comparing different materials). (GDC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.