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ERIC Number: ED014790
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 43
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THE COLLEGIATE CURRICULUM, AN APPROACH TO ANALYSIS.
MAYHEW, LEWIS B.
THIS STUDY CRITICIZES MAJOR EXISTING THOUGHTS ABOUT COLLEGIATE CURRICULA AND SUGGESTS SOME PRINCIPLES BY WHICH CURRICULUM PROBLEMS MIGHT BE SOLVED. SOLUTIONS MUST BE DEVELOPED TO DEAL WITH SUCH CURRICULUM ISSUES AS (1) CULTURE-UTILITY, (2) GENERALITY-SPECIFICITY, (3) ELECTIVE-PRESCRIBED, (4) STUDENT ORIENTED-SUBJECT ORIENTED, (5) DISCIPLINE ORIENTED-PROBLEM ORIENTED, (6) TRADITIONAL-NONTRADITIONAL, AND (7) SCIENCE ORIENTED-HUMANITIES ORIENTED. IN RESOLVING THESE BASIC ISSUES, THE UNIVERSITY SHOULD RECOGNIZE (1) THE PROPER ROLE OF UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS, (2) STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS AND NEEDS, (3) GRADUATE PERFORMANCE AND ATTITUDES, (4) FACULTY MEMBER AGES, ABILITIES, AND INTERESTS, AND (5) COMMUNITY EXPECTATIONS. CURRENT AND PAST CURRICULUM PRACTICES INCLUDE (1) EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS STRESSING STUDENT-TEACHER INTERACTIONS, (2) COOPERATIVE WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS, AND (3) EMERGENT PROGRAMS RELATING TO CURRENT IMPORTANT PROBLEMS. A THEORY OF CURRICULUM SHOULD BE DEVELOPED ON THE BASIS OF VARIOUS POSTULATES. WITH THE POSTULATES IN MIND, EACH INSTITUTION CAN WORK TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITS OWN CURRICULA WHILE KEEPING IN MIND CERTAIN ESSENTIAL PROCEDURES. A CURRICULUM CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED BY UTILIZING DRESSEL'S MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR CURRICULUM CONSTRUCTION AND A TWO-WAY CHART WHICH INCLUDES ON ONE DIMENSION THE SUBSTANTIVE AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM AND ON THE OTHER THE SKILLS, TRAITS, AND ATTITUDES NECESSARY TO USE THE SUBSTANTIVE AREAS WELL. THESE PRESENTATIONS WERE MADE AT A WORKSHOP ON INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN REGIONAL EDUCATION BOARD AND THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS (AUSTIN, TEXAS, JUNE 19-30, 1966). (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta)