ERIC Number: ED292746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-13
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Guide for Evaluators of Social Studies Courseware. Revised.
White, Charles S.
In formulating a practical guide for evaluators of social studies courseware, the fundamental elements of the "Evaluator's Guide to Microcomputer-Based Instructional Packages," (MicroSIFT, 1982) were combined with an abbreviated version of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) adopted curriculum-specific guidelines. The categories used in evaluating courseware include: (1) general quality of content; (2) general instructional quality; (3) general technical quality; (4) social studies knowledge; (5) social studies skill development; and (6) values in social studies. Specific criteria are delineated for each of six categories that teachers need to address in evaluating the courseware. In establishing a rating for a particular evaluative category, instructors should: (1) evaluate the total package; (2) apply the specific criteria within the category to the package; and (3) assign a rating to the category. A sample review outline is provided. (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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