ERIC Number: ED221448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Evaluating Social Studies Programs: Focus on Law-Related Education.
Greenawald, G. Dale; Superka, Douglas P.
A general evaluation model and workshop activities to help law-related education (LRE) project personnel develop and implement evaluation plans for their projects are provided. The model and activities, however, are applicable to other areas of the social studies as well. The first section of the handbook presents a model for evaluating LRE projects, giving an overview of the evaluation process and suggestions for planning and conducting an effective program evaluation. The second, and major, section includes specific activities that can be used to teach the concepts and skills necessary for effective evaluation of LRE programs. Detailed lesson plans are provided on a variety of topics, including how to determine priorities, how to state objectives, how to use Likert scales to evaluate student attitudes, how to use interviews to collect teacher and student data, and how to analyze and report data. An annotated bibliography of general evaluation resources concludes the handbook. Appendices contain sample agendas for evaluation workshops and a list of LRE projects that have developed instrumentation for use in their own evaluations. This list is keyed to the grade level/purposes for which the instrumentation was developed. (RM)
Descriptors: Activities, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Legal Education, Models, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops
SSEC Publications, 855 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302 ($14.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
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