ERIC Number: ED204187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Task Features Analysis System. Research Series No. 89.
Landes, Nancy; And Others
A system for the analysis of elementary school science teacher's guides and other program materials is described. The system, which can be used with either textbook-based or activity-based programs, produces a detailed step-by-step account of "What the classroom would be like if the teacher followed the recommendations in the teacher's guide literally." Each unit of activity is called a student task; student tasks are characterized with respect to a number of features, including suggested classroom organization, teacher and student activities, conceptual information content, and science process skills addressed. (Author/CS)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Reading Materials, Research Methodology, Resource Materials, Science Education, Science Materials, Task Analysis, Teaching Guides, Textbook Evaluation
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Science and Mathematics Teaching Center.