ERIC Number: ED201576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov-30
The Hands-Off Pilot Study of the Skills for Ethical Action Instructional Materials. Volume II: Formative Evaluation.
Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Prepared as part of an evaluation report of a junior high school course in moral education (Skills for Ethical Action, SEA), this volume describes course implementation, acceptability, and effectiveness on a lesson by lesson basis. The purpose was to provide data for use by SEA program staff as they revised the course so that it would be more effective in a wider variety of school settings. SEA is an instructional program designed to teach seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students a strategy/process for acting ethically in their daily lives. The report is presented in four sections. Section one introduces the report. Section two outlines evaluation methods, with emphasis on classroom studies, external reviewers, affirmative action review, and recommendations. In section three, general findings are presented and revisions are suggested regarding teacher control of lesson presentations, student privacy rights, alternatives for various students, and materials design. The final section presents an overview of the current version of SEA. The document concludes with an appendix which comprises the bulk of the document and which offers lesson by lesson narratives and recommendations on specific points. For each lesson, information is presented on the general objectives, specific performance objectives, feedback on lesson effectiveness from the point of view of the teacher and students, teaching methods, materials, compliance of all aspects of the lesson with affirmative action stipulations, and recommendations for improvement. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Note: For a related document, see ED 141 253 and SO 013 334.