ERIC Number: ED195568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluating Indian Education Programs: Development of Instruments in the Affective Domain.
Callahan, Joseph P.
Native American programs have affective and cognitive objectives stated in project proposals. Most evaluations focus upon the cognitive, quantitative results of particular projects, programs, or interventions. Project evaluators need to use or develop instruments designed to assess the affective domain. This paper addresses the technical, psychometric properties of attitude scale instruments. Specific attention is given to the history of attitude measurement, characteristics of attitudes, steps for scale construction, reliability, validity, and other technical considerations. Appendices provide an illustrative model of a Likert scale developed to examine attitudes of primary grade children toward Indians. The appended scale is developmental and is not for use. (RL)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Attitude Measures, Primary Education, Program Evaluation, Psychometrics, Test Construction
Paper presented at the Annual Montana Indian Education Conference (10th, Billings, MT, April 23-24, 1980).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A