ERIC Number: ED172416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Quality Control In Curriculum Development.
English, Fenwick W.
Curriculum development is an activity that goes on in all school districts, although in some districts it is haphazard and in others it is carefully planned. School district leaders must recognize this situation and take charge of the program to assure that it adheres to high standards. The efforts of each teacher must be "mapped," which means the real curriculum being taught in each classroom must be examined and recorded. This curriculum mapping can be done by having teachers map their own classroom curricula by using such tools as a classroom curriculum mapping worksheet. It can also be done by having observers use tools like an observer form for curricular mapping to record what is being taught in the classroom. The results of this mapping must be the beginning point for making the real curriculum fit the desired curriculum. Curriculum directors, coordinators, supervisors, and other administrative personnel are a vital ingredient in any program of quality control in curriculum development. They are the only ones who can assure the district that the curriculum being taught is the desired curriculum. These administrators must be valued, nurtured, and protected by the superintendent of schools. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Quality, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Quality Control, Supervisors
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 (Stock No. 021-00321; $5.00, quantity discounts; all orders less than $15 must be accompanied by payment in full, and add $1.00 for handling and postage)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Curriculum Specialists
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