ERIC Number: ED160319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul-7
Reference Count: 0
Competency Based Curriculum Development for Rural Secondary Schools in Alaska: A User's Guide.
Evenson, Patricia O.
The result of 18 months' work, this guide to developing and implementing a competency based curriculum for Alaska's North Slope Borough School District is designed to provide personnel in other rural Alaskan districts with information, materials, and planning procedures that can be replicated and/or adapted. Each portion of the North Slope project is described in detail and sample materials are presented in the appendices for each task described. Specific recommendations are presented in italics for each portion of the guide. Other Alaskan and Lower 48 resource materials are also cited. Recognizing that Alaskan school districts are currently at many different points in the development of secondary curriculum, an index indicates the various stages of development, where they are discussed in the document, and the supplementary appendix materials. The stages discussed in this document and presented in the index are as follows: define needs for secondary curriculum; define goals and competencies; build a course plan; train teachers; develop planned course statements; design learning materials; define delivery system; design recordkeeping system; plan for evaluation; and make long-range plans. Costs to the North Slope project are detailed, and the appendices provide samples of competency based education components, a list of available competency based secondary curriculum dissemination materials, a sample competency achievement record, a classroom reporting form, and planned course statements for career exploration, health, physical education, skin sewing, communication skills, etc. (JC)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Budgets, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, Guides, Models, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Recordkeeping, Records (Forms), Resource Materials, Rural Education, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Slope Borough School District, Barrow, AK.
Note: Some pages may not reproduce well due to small print size of original pages; Technical assistance provided by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Oregon