ERIC Number: ED049098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Evaluation in Geographic Education.
Kurfman, Dana G., Ed.
This second yearbook of the National Council for Geographic Education presents recent thinking about the formulation and assessment of the educational outcomes of geography. Dana G. Kurfman overviews "Evaluation Developments Useful in Geographic Education" relating evaluation to decision making, objectives, data gatherings, and data interpretation. William D. Pattison in "The Educational Purposes of Geography" related geography to knowledge centered and skill centered education, and to fulfillment centered curriculum. Carl E. Shomberg and Jack M. Sheridan, Angus M. Gunn, and A. David Hill deal successively with evaluation of geographic learning at elementary, secondary, and college levels. Edward A. Fernald gives "A Review of Teacher Education Programs." Robert Richburg and George Vuicich deal largely with cognitive learning in "Constructing and Interpreting Classroom Tests in Geography." Ronald J. B. Carswell in "Evaluation of Affective Learning in Geographic Education" suggests reasons for measuring attitudes as well as several ways of gathering and using attitudinal data. In chapter 9 Susan Wood makes "An Evaluation of Achievement Tests in Geography" with discriminating comments on standardized tests from 10 different publishers. In the final chapter, George Temp describes the procedures for "The Evaluation of Geographic Programs and Materials." (NH)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Affective Objectives, Cognitive Objectives, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Evaluation Methods, Geography, Geography Instruction, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Testing, Tests
Fearon Publishers, Lear Siegler, Inc., Education Division, 6 Davis Drive, Belmont, California 94002
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Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.