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ERIC Number: ED436818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Pages: 22
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Assessing Newly Developed Course-Based Curriculum: A Field Test Model and Its Implementation in a Curriculum Development Project in Turkey.
Yildirim, Ali
This article introduces a field-test model that was developed within a major curriculum-development effort in Turkey. Part of the National Educational Development Project, the model provides a systematic set of steps in piloting a newly developed curriculum in schools. Development involved three major phases--planning, implementation, and outcome--and required various activities like writing questions, determining the field-test sample, data collection and analysis, and report writing. The paper examines the process and outcomes of field testing a specific curriculum and discusses various issues regarding the use of the model. The model helped the curriculum-development committee and the Board of Education by providing them indicators of the effectiveness and appropriateness of the new curriculum through both quantitative and qualitative data. The findings from the study helped the curriculum-development committee make decisions about revisions, which strengthened the curriculum and brought it more in line with the needs and interests of the target population. The field-test process also helped the committee see how the curriculum was being implemented and what impact it had on students in terms of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills. Interviews and observations showed that different applications of the curriculum produced different results. (Contains 13 references.) (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey