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ERIC Number: ED212516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Piloting. Phase II, Commonwealth Studies Project.
Boraks, Nancy; Schumacher, Sally
This document reviews the goals and accomplishments of phase two of a three-year project to develop state-studies materials for Virginia schools. It is presented in seven chapters. Chapter I introduces the project idea, reviews the first phase of planning and evaluation design, and explains the project goals for phase two, materials development. Chapter 2 analyzes interagency cooperation in materials development, sequencing of production tasks, planning for pilot testing, and dissemination of results. Chapter 3 documents the impact of state needs and guidelines on curriculum decisions relating to amount of text materials, a skills focus, and instructional strategies. Time and budget constraints were indicated as factors in the curriculum-decision process. Chapter 4 describes the process and results of local pilot testing of fourth-grade materials; chapter 5 analyzes results of state piloting. Chapter 6 documents procedures used to determine the readability of two units. Chapter 7 summarizes project achievements during the 1979-80 production year. Accomplishments included production of student and teacher print materials for two fourth-grade units, local and state piloting, establishment of readability of fourth-grade units, and appointment of a seventh-grade materials writing team. (AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Commonwealth Univ., Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia