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The Role of Pre-Planning Curriculum Evaluation in Science Education [microform] / Pinchas Tamir
Bib ID 5453265
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Tamir, Pinchas
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
9 p. 
Summary

Although results of both formative and summative evaluation can be used for planning the next generation of a curriculum, a need exists for a third kind of evaluation, namely, Pre-Planning Evaluation (PPE). The purpose of PPE is to provide a database to curriculum development deliberations to assist in decision-making and to guard against neglect of important issues. Selected findings and conclusions from three case studies (the biology curriculum in Israel, the high school biology curriculum in Australia, and the electricity curriculum in Israeli technical high schools) are presented to illustrate the nature and potential of PPE. Findings and conclusions from the PPE biology studies show that: (1) in elementary grades, the needs of individual students should take precedence over the demands of subject matter and society; (2) more emphasis should be given to human biology and its applications; and (3)continuous short time revision of laboratory manuals is very important. The electricity case study is the most comprehensive and involves data collection from 11 different populations and analyses of a variety of pertinent documents. Several curricular decisions must be made due to the PPE finding that information and techniques in electricity become obsolete in 5 to 13 years. (JN)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (58th, French Lick Springs, IN, April 15-18, 1985).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Biology.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Curriculum Evaluation.  |  Electricity.  |  Elementary School Science.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Science Curriculum.  |  Science Education.  |  Secondary School Science.  |  Israel  |  Australia Science Education Research
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