ERIC Number: ED172421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Back to Basics: Multiple Perspectives. Curriculum Bulletin, Vol. XXXIII, No. 345.
Dobson, Russell; Dobson, Judith Shelton
Curriculum Bulletin, vXXXIII n345 Sep 1979
Currently, demands are being made on schools from pressure groups involved in the so-called "back to basics" movement. This handbook was written in response to those demands with the stated purpose that curriculum workers need a system to distinguish valid educational options from current fads and trends. A model of these options is offered, which divides their philosophies into three contrasting designs that can be used in day-to-day practice in the school. The three designs represent educational approaches ranging from behaviorism to pragmatism to existentialism. The basic beliefs underlying such concepts as motivation and learning conditions are listed for the reader. A discussion then follows concerning instructional behavior, curriculum, organizational design, resources, general physical descriptions, and evaluation procedures congruent with the beliefs of each design. The document concludes by recommending a focus on the philosophy of education and an understanding of relationships between educational points of view and actual school procedures. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides, Educational Philosophy, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Motivation, Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods
Curriculum Bulletin, Oceanside, Oregon 97134 ($2.00, plus $0.50 postage for orders under $5.00; payment must accompany orders)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Education Foundation, Oceanside, OR.