ERIC Number: ED170257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Position Paper on Federal Curriculum Development.
Brandt, Ronald S.
The following recommendations on curriculum development are presented: (1) Federally sponsored research and development in education has had a beneficial effect on American schools, and promises to be even more effective if responsible, long-term policies can be established and followed; (2) Freedom of choice and cultural diversity can be safeguarded by providing high-quality alternatives within and among schools, rather than by curtailing curriculum development sponsored by the federal government; (3) The National Institute of Education should prepare a model set of goals for elementary and secondary education that clarify what students should know and be able to do; (4) Curriculum should be developed through partnership arrangements between school districts and development agencies (such as laboratories and centers); (5) Curriculum produced by regional laboratories and other development centers should be field tested and evaluated by a separate, independent agency; (6) Information about all curriculum materials developed with federal support (and other materials which meet stringent criteria) should be disseminated through a single information service that is readily and continuously accessible by school districts; (7) Curriculum developers should provide "implementation scales" that can be used to assess the adequacy of local implementation. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Task Force on Curriculum Development.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Institute of Education
Note: Paper prepared for the NIE Curriculum Development Task Force; for related documents, see SP 014 095-115, SP 014 185-186, ED 124 530, ED 140 401, and ED 144 217