ERIC Number: ED202752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
A Self-Appraisal Checklist for Social Studies in Ohio's Elementary Schools [and] Secondary Schools.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.
This document contains a 91-item checklist to aid social studies classroom teachers in elementary and secondary schools as they assess the social studies program in their schools. Although developed particularly for schools in Ohio, the checklist can be used by educators in other locations as well. The objective is to assist social studies teachers in improving their programs by calling their attention to specific aspects of programs which most often need improvement--i.e., program organization, extent of facilities, activities, and staffing patterns. The document is presented in two sections. Section one offers a check list appropriate for elementary school programs and section two offers the same checklist, but with a secondary focus. Each checklist is organized into the same seven major categories--philosophy, organization and administration, class management and instruction, staff, curriculum, facilities and equipment, and evaluation. All items within these categories represent a criterion against which a school's program can be judged and are presented in the form of a statement. Educators filling out the check list are directed to read and carefully evaluate each statement to determine the extent to which the statement describes the school's program. Appropriate responses are circled according to whether the evaluator strongly agrees with the statement, agrees, is undecided, disagrees, or strongly disagrees. Instructions for summarizing scores and for identifying needed program improvements on the basis of the checklist conclude the document. (DB)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Elementary and Secondary Education.