ERIC Number: ED194551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Designing Moral Education Program Evaluations to Go Beyond Determining Program Effectiveness.
Sanders, Nicholas M.
Four issues which deserve attention by moral education program evaluators when assessing program effectiveness are discussed. The first issue involves how the program might help school people cope with a problem that they believe they have. If school people are interested in problem-related outcomes, they should be willing to facilitate the collection of information related to those outcomes. The second issue involves the placement of the moral education program within the school's total curriculum. Teachers, administrators, and sometimes parents, need to be able to determine if the program fits into social studies which deal with relations between people, into English which covers the values substance of much of the literature, or into various curricula. The evaluator should gather information from the district K-12 curriculum coordinator, who can influence the adoption and incorporation of new programs. The third issue involves what the community's reaction to a moral education program is expected to be. The evaluator should gather information on this topic before informing the community of the new program. Finally, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed in a person to present and supervise a moral education program must be decided. (RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Moral Education (Philadelphia, PA, November, 1979).