ERIC Number: ED178416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb-19
Reference Count: N/A
Approaches to Further Evaluation of Man: A Course of Study. A Final Report.
Cort , H. R., Jr.; And Others
The paper reports on an investigation of evaluation alternatives of the social studies curriculum project "Man: A Course of Study" (MACOS). It is presented in eight sections. Section I describes the task of the study and offers a view of the stages of curriculum development projects. Section II describes methods employed in the study. Section III summarizes findings from the field visits relating to the environment in which the project was used, dissemination, functions of the course, the value of the course for different ethnic groups and grade levels, teacher preparation, impact on the institution, and previous evaluation. Section IV presents further examples and trends, including teachers' perceptions of MACOS goals, how teachers evaluate student progress, and context considerations. Section V outlines 15 characteristics of the MACOS curriculum, while Section VI cites six issues or categories to be considered in further evaluation. Section VII presents three specific approaches: absolute evaluation, comparative evaluation, and systemic evaluation. It analyzes the advantages and limitations of each in relation to general design requirements, specific design and methodology, implementation mechanisms, and objectives and payoffs. Section VIII summarizes and offers conclusions, including that it is possible to evaluate MACOS using available methods and instruments, and that there is no one measure of the effectiveness of the program. Further conclusions are cut short due to missing pages. (CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington School of Psychiatry, Washington, DC.