S, Pandey. (1998). Evaluation of the Curriculum in Life Sciences at the +2 Stage of Secondary Schools in U.P. Unpublished. Ph.D., Education. Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur.
The objectives of study were: (1) Whether there was any difference in the attitudes of students, their teachers and their guardians towards the existing curriculum? (2) Whether there was any difference in the attitude of male and female students towards the existing system curriculum? (3) Whether there was any difference in the attitudes of Hindi & English students towards the existing curriculum?
The hypotheses of study were: (1) The views of the intermediate passed boys and girls are the same regarding the attainment of educational objectives and fulfillment of needs by Biology curriculum of U.P. board. (2) The views of the intermediate passed candidates and students who are studying in intermediate Biology curriculum of U.P. board are the same. (3) The views of male and female teachers are the same regarding the attainment of educational objectives and fulfillment of needs by Biology curriculum of U.P. board. (4) The views of the principals, teachers, educational authorities are the same regarding the development of qualities of students by the total intermediate curriculum of U.P. board.
The sample comprised of 400 Students, 100 Teachers of +2 Stage, 40 Guardians, 50 Subject Experts, 50 University College Teachers from 6 Districts of U.P.
Questionnaire developed by Researcher was used for data collection.
Normative Survey Method was used in Research.
The data were analyzed with the help of Percentage and Chi – Square Method.
The findings of study were: (1) It is fully established that the present intermediate Biology curriculum is defective and requires immediate improvement. (2) Children learn life science concept more slowly than we realize. They learn by their own activities. (3) Most of colleges had only one Biology teacher that was not sufficient for teaching both Zoology and Botany. (4) Activity based method was found superior to the traditional one but most of the Hindi medium schools followed traditional method. (5) Large percentages of teachers teaching Biology were having degree in Biology but many of them were not trained in method of teaching in Biology. (6) Guardians opined that many teachers lack of knowledge of modern trend in teaching Biology and are not familiar with modern life science books and literature in intermediate Biology.
Keyword(s): Evaluation, Curriculum, Life Sciences , +2 Stage, Secondary Schools, U.P