ERIC Number: ED230907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr-12
Reference Count: 0
A Study of How Often a Township Changes Basal Series and the Methodology and Criteria Utilized in the Selection of a New Series.
A questionnaire was devised and mailed to 84 township school districts in New Jersey to determine how often each adopted new basal reading series, the extent of teacher involvement in the selection process, and whether a detailed questionnaire was used as a basis for evaluation of different basals. A Likert scale was used to grade responses. Results showed that although many township school districts did not have any set policy regarding a change in or review of book series, the districts that did reexamine their series did so within the fifth or sixth year of series use. Findings also indicated that teachers were actively involved in the selection process and raised many areas of concern when choosing new books. Finally, respondents indicated that they most often used detailed questionnaires as a method for evaluating new series. (A copy of the questionnaire used in the study is appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.