ERIC Number: ED279620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Selecting and Evaluating Curriculum Materials. A Study of Teacher Education for Bilingual-Bicultural and Multicultural Educators.
Watt, Michael G.
This document reports on a project with the following aims: (1) to identify and discuss the important issues about using curriculum materials in bilingual-bicultural education and multicultural education through a comparative analysis of these conditions in the United States and Australia; (2) to identify and analyze relevant research in the idexes of the Educational Resources Information Center, the Australian Education Index, and the British Education Index; (3) to review the activities of three institutions--the Social Science Education Consortium, the Educational Products Information Exchange Institute, and the Centre for Educational Technology at the University of Sussex--involved in the selection and the evaluation of curriculum materials, with particular reference to the characteristics of their programs for teacher education; (4) to present a description for an inservice teacher education program that aims to develop the knowledge and skills of teachers in selecting and evaluating curriculum materials for bilingual-bicultural education and multicultural education; (5) to present alternative models and approaches to implement the inservice teacher education program; and (6) to conclude with a commentary on introducing to Australian education the techniques for both selecting and evaluating curriculum materials and implementing teacher education programs. A bibliography, author index, and nine appendices are included. (Among the appendices are a list of the organizations forming the national network of bilingual education, five bibliographics from specific educational indexes, and materials pertaining to a survey on the need for a course designed to improve the quality of selection and evaluation of curriculum materials.) (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Media Selection, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Textbook Evaluation
Michael G. Watt, Division of Educational Programs, Education Dept. of Tasmania, P.O. Box 256, North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (Aust. $5.00 plus postage).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia