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Hendricks, Bruce – 1994
Although experiential education is really the oldest approach to learning, its practitioners have not had an easy time justifying its relevance in the modern educational world. Recent changes in the methodologies of evaluation have provided useful tools for experiential educators. Such tools can be used to refine programming, enhance student…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Problems
Deutsch, Morton – 2001
There are many ways to assess the effectiveness of school conflict resolution training (CRT) programs. Some methods require extensive resources, but others, conducted by CRT practitioners themselves, also provide useful information. This digest presents a framework for CRT evaluation by practitioners that enables them to reflect productively on…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Problem Solving, Program Effectiveness
Andrews, Hans A. – 1997
Although Total Quality Management (TQM) has been adopted at a number of community colleges in the areas of financial aid, admissions and registration, and staff performance, its use is almost non-existent in the evaluation of classroom teaching. Barriers to its application to the classroom include faculty resistance to the idea of students as…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Colleges, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
Suydam, Marilyn N. – 1990
This digest reviews the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics'"Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics." Topics summarized are: (1) rationale; (2) underlying assumptions; (3) five goals for students; (4) framework for curriculum; (5) standards for each grade cluster; (6) standards for general assessment, student…
Descriptors: Curriculum Guides, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria
Willis, Barry – 1992
Instructional development provides a procedure and framework for systematically planning, developing, and adapting instruction based on identifiable learner needs and content requirements, a process essential in distance education. Although instructional development models and processes abound, the majority follow the same basic stages of design,…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Technology
Howe, Robert W.; Suydam, Marilyn N. – 1989
Many school staff and their client communities are concerned about pupil achievement, skills, and attitudes related to mathematics. To respond to these concerns, staff need to determine how they can improve their elementary mathematics programs by modifying the content and skills emphasized in the curriculum, changing and supplementing…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Education
Helgeson, Stanley L.; And Others – 1989
Many school staff and their client communities are concerned about pupil achievement, skills, and attitudes related to mathematics. To respond to these concerns, staff need to determine how they can improve their secondary mathematics programs by modifying the content and skills emphasized in the curriculum, changing and supplementing…
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Information Sources
Howe, Robert W. – 1989
Many school staff and their client communities are concerned about pupil achievement, skills, and attitudes related to the environment. To respond to these concerns, staff need to determine how they can improve their environmental education programs by modifying the content and skills emphasized in the curriculum, and supplementing instructional…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary School Science
Gribbons, Barry; Herman, Joan – 1997
Among the different types of experimental design are two general categories: true experimental designs and quasi- experimental designs. True experimental designs include more than one purposively created group, common measured outcomes, and random assignment. Quasi-experimental designs are commonly used when random assignment is not practical or…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Control Groups, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization
Starnes, Bobby Ann – 1999
The Foxfire approach to teaching and learning emerged from an experiential education program that used oral history methods to teach English to high school freshmen in Appalachian Georgia. In the 30 years since that program began, hundreds of teachers have helped develop and revise Foxfire's 11 core practices. This digest describes the Foxfire…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning
Ford, Donna Y. – 2000
This brief paper offers an overview of strategies, with practical examples, to infuse multicultural content into the curriculum for gifted students. It proposes a framework for multicultural gifted education based on the four levels or approaches of J. Banks and C. Banks and within each approach, the six levels of B. Bloom's taxonomy. The four…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Educational Principles
Patrick, John J. – 2002
Since its inception by the United States Congress in 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has collected information about what U.S. students know and can achieve in core subjects of the school curriculum. The U.S. history NAEP assessments were conducted in 1986, 1988, 1994, and 2001. This digest discusses: (1) the framework…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grade 12, Grade 4
Goffin, Stacie G. – 2000
The term curriculum model refers to a conceptual framework and organizational structure for decision making about educational priorities, administrative policies, instructional methods, and evaluation criteria. This digest discusses the role of curriculum models in early childhood education. Following a discussion of the origin of early childhood…
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation
Schlessman-Frost, Amy – 1994
The current trend toward collaboration is having an impact on the fields of adult basic education and adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and literacy education. This digest looks at collaboration for adult ESL programs and for family bilingual and ESL literacy programs. It discusses the distinctions among cooperation, coordination, and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Bilingual Education, Educational Cooperation, English (Second Language)
Torney-Purta, Judith; Schwille, John; Amadeo, Jo-Ann – 1999
This ERIC Digest reports on the origins, purposes, and methods of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Civic Education Study. In 1993, the General Assembly of the IEA decided to carry out a two phase study of civic education. The goal of the two phase study was to identify and examine in a comparative…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Democracy
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