ERIC Number: ED170261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-29
Reference Count: 0
Ten Ways to Improve NIE Development Efforts.
Squire, James R.
The National Institute of Education (NIE) should consider the following observations when implementing curriculum development projects: (1) NIE should support curriculum development in the areas of national need, but more effort should be directed to improving existing instructional materials; (2) NIE-supported materials have not been widely accepted because projects have lacked broad national visibility and continued support through dissemination; (3) ways must be found to make early involvement of publishers economically feasible; (4) curriculum development should be centralized but planned to allow for local adaptation; (5) NIE should undertake extensive market research before launching new projects; (6) continuity in selection, monitoring, and evaluation of development efforts is desirable; (7) evaluation should be broadly based and related to the purposes of each project; and (8) continued support for research is essential. (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: A 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