ERIC Number: ED217071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Affecting the System through Productive Evaluation.
Komoski, P. Kenneth
The Educational Products Information Exchange Institute (EPIE) produces independently researched information on instructional material. The author believes textbook evaluation must be viewed in terms of the learner. The school, as a human system, may move toward effective expressive, productive interactions with internal and external environments or it may move to a diametrically opposed position. It may also move toward expressive, but destructive interactions with its internal and external environment. When the learner evaluation of instructional material is positive, intended learning takes place and his internal environment has been effectively changed. If the learner evaluation is negative, the learner's energy is unavailable for any productive change in internal environment. When a substantial amount of learner energy within a school building is negative, that school becomes highly entropic. Appropriate instructional technology is an effective method of reducing educational entropy. The Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) technology has been used by EPIE since January, 1982. This technology enables EPIE to establish precise measures of misfitting specific materials to specific learners. The development and selection of instructional materials must start at the current level of the learner and move him to new levels of knowledge and understanding. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Products Information Exchange Inst., Stony Brook, NY.