ERIC Number: ED241541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Program Evaluation in Moral Education.
Cline, Hugh F.; Feldmesser, Robert A.
This handbook has been prepared to address one specific problem: How can the techniques of program evaluation be effectively applied to produce useful information about the operations and impact of moral education programs in secondary schools? The handbook is divided into five chapters. The introductory chapter describes the background and methods of the project which led to the handbook, discusses the major forms and functions of evaluation, and reviews the multiple purposes of program evaluations. Chapter 2 discusses the nature of moral education and presents various types of programs. Chapter 3 offers guidelines for designing evaluations of moral education programs. Chapter 4 then takes up the complex issues of specifying goals for moral education programs and identifying indicators of goal attainment. Chapter 5 addresses questions of data analysis. Following some final comments on the question of whether a school should introduce a moral education program, the volume concludes with several appendices: brief descriptions of four prototypes of moral education programs, a 20-page annotated bibliography of relevant literature, and additional sources of information concerning the development and evaluation of moral education programs. (BW)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Educational Objectives, Essay Tests, Ethical Instruction, Evaluation Methods, Moral Values, Objective Tests, Observation, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Quasiexperimental Design, Research Design, Research Problems, Secondary Education, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Values Education
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Policymakers
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.