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Teacher Manual Evaluation

Evaluation of the Teacher's Manual

                                                                                                               Circle One

1.   The teachers manual includes adequate background material         3   2   1   0

      for the catechists to understand the concepts presented in

      each lesson

2.   The manual contains:

            Advice about the overall development of the child at                  3   2   1   0

           that level 

           Suggestions for using various methodologies                            3   2   1   0

3.   The manual assists the catechists in planning each lesson

      with regard to:

           Its relevancy to the faith and life experiences of the child            3   2   1   0

           The clear presentation of the Faith message                              3   2   1   0

           Activities that will help the student internalize the lesson             3   2   1   0

           Prayer and its relevancy to the faith and life experiences            3   2   1   0

           of the child

4.   The manual corresponds well to the student text                              3   2   1   0

5.   The manual includes bibliographical references for the                    3   2   1   0

      catechist (books, films, filmstrips etc.)

6.  Recommended catechetical aids and activities are adapted             3   2   1   0

      to the learning potential of the person, for whom the text

      is designed

7.   There are adequate options from which to choose for planning      3   2   1   0

8.   The vocabulary is appropriate for the intended learner                   3   2   1   0

9.   The reading level is suitable to those for whom it is designed         3   2   1   0

10. The language is nondiscriminatory:

           Non-sexist                                                                                   3   2   1   0

           Non-racist                                                                                   3   2   1   0

11. Cognitive/affective, behavior elements are integrated in most         3   2   1   0

      lessons

12. The manual is truly an assist for teachers lacking great                  3   2   1   0

      experience

13. There is a bibliography to help teachers understand the gradual   3   2   1   0

      development of the person for whom the text is designed

14. The learning objectives are already consistent with the                  3   2   1   0

       Diocesan Curriculum

15. The text fosters faith relationships with the Lord                             3   2   1   0

16. The material can be adapted to the slower more deliberate           3   2   1   0

      learner

17. The manual presents sound learning theories, established            3   2   1   0

      pedagogical principles, and practical learning strategies

18. The manual assists catechists/teachers by including easy              3   2   1   0

      to understand instructions regarding scope, sequence, and

      use of texts

19. The manual assists teachers and catechists with how to                 3   2   1   0

      respond to the needs of persons with disabilities and

      individuals with special needs

20. The manual provides background for catechist and teacher           3   2   1  0

      faith development and enrichment

21. The manual provides for a variety of shared prayer forms              3   2   1   0

      and experiences that lead to an active participation in the

      liturgical life of the Church and private prayer

22. The manual includes suggestions for service to the                       3   2   1   0

      community which is appropriate to the age and abilities of

      the persons who are being catechized and instructed

23. The manual includes material which can be used in the home       3   2   1   0

      to aid parent's in sharing faith with their children

 

Any additional comments are welcomed from and for the Catechist:

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