ERIC Number: ED387731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Development of a Quantitative Evaluation System for an Ecologically Based Problem Solving Parent Education Curriculum.
Burchyski, Melody M.
The "Discipline That Doesn't Hurt!" parent education curriculum has been taught by approximately 100 trained volunteers to nearly 3,000 parents over the past 4 years. Three different evaluation forms have been created and used, yet none of these instruments have shown whether parents who have completed the series are better able to analyze the root cause of behavior conflicts. This quantitative evaluation form presents parent participants with behavior conflict scenarios and asks them to choose the response they would most likely use. An Evaluation Report form is included to share the results with the volunteer trainers. A pre-test and post-test are now a regular part of the series of classes presented in the curriculum. Following completion of both the pre-test and post-test by a class, each test is scored and the results are shared with the volunteer trainer on the Evaluation Report form. Through analysis of specific questions on the form, the trainers can become aware of areas of the curriculum needing more emphasis. The curriculum, with the newly developed evaluation system, is being marketed to County Extension offices and parent education programs nationwide. Appendices include the pre-test, the post-test, and the evaluation report form. Contains 17 references. (Author/KW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Master's Practicum, Nova Southeastern University.