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ERIC Number: ED196324
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Development in State Supported Senior Colleges and Universities: The "State-of-the-Art" as Viewed by the Academic Affairs Officer.
Johnson, Glenn Ross
Views of academic affairs officers in U.S. state-supported senior colleges and universities concerning curriculum development were surveyed. A random sample of 217 state institutions listed in the 1979-80 "Education Directory for Colleges and Universities" participated. Respondents rated 19 questions on a Likert-type scale. Based on the findings it is concluded that: (1) a conceptual or theoretical framework is necessary to guide curriculum efforts; (2) courses should be experimentally tested prior to full implementation; (3) a needs assessment should be conducted as a major early step in any curriculum effort; (4) a variety of relevant learning experiences should be provided to the students; (5) a greater effort must be made to develop more individualized learning; (6) instructors should learn a variety of teaching techniques; (7) faculty need assistance in how to close the gap between valuing individual differences and doing something with those differences; (8) diagnostic testing should take place early in a course so corrective measures can be employed; (9) time, consultants, inservice programs, and financial resources should be provided to the faculty to benefit the curriculum; and (10) those responsible for the curriculum need to develop systematic plans prior to pursuing their efforts. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Coll. of Education.
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