ERIC Number: ED030183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Toward a Contact Curriculum.
Fantini, Mario D.; Weinstein, Gerald
A series of eight summary statements, expressed as "from-to" movements for the improvement of curriculum design, serves as an outline for a discussion of efforts to relate curriculums more meaningfully to the education of disadvantaged youth: (1) From a curriculum that is rigidly scheduled and uniform to one that is flexible and geared to the unique needs of individual schools within a school system; (2) from a primarily symbol-based curriculum to one that is primarily experience based; (3) from a horizontally programed, disjointed sequence of skills to a vertically programed, small-step sequence of skills; (4) from a past-and-future oriented curriculum to one that is immediate oriented; (5) from a what to a why curriculum; (6) from a completely academic curriculum (knowing) to one geared to social participation (doing); (7) from an antiseptic curriculum to one that attempts to explore reality; and (8) from emphasis solely on cognitive, extrinsic content to an equal emphasis on affective, inner content. (JK)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Black Students, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Individualized Instruction, Learning Experience, Participation, Skill Development
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 315 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016 ($.90).
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Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Note: Pamphlet drawn from THE DISADVANTAGED: CHALLENGE TO EDUCATION, to be published by Harper & Row.