ERIC Number: ED200152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum in Higher Education.
Rothman, A. I., Ed.
University Education News, v1 n3 Feb 1981
Four articles on higher education curriculum are presented. In "The Articulate Curriculum" an approach to curriculum description is presented that is designed to have minimal ambiguity concerning the intention, content, and processes of the curriculum and that will lead to questioning several discrete factors in the curriculum planning process. It is suggested that curriculum planning requires consistencies in structure and logic provided in specific curriculum models and learning theories. Useful planning models include the means-end model, process models, and student-centered and teacher-centered models. In "Liberal Education: The Case for Core," by Irene J. Matthews, the central features of several attempts at liberal reform in higher education are considered, and the need for core requirements are suggested. In "Educational Philosophy and Curriculum Orientations in Higher Education," by Claudia Harvey and Ria Rovers, curriculum orientations that derive from more general philosophies or world views are described as follows: the self-actualizing curriculum, the behaviorist curriculum, information processing or academic rationalism curriculum, and social reconstructionist curriculum. Implications for decision-making about curriculum planning and educational activity are addressed. In "Bachelor of Commerce, Malor in Accountancy: Is It an Education?" by Maurice Gold, the undergraduate bachelor of commerce program at Concordia University in Montreal is described. The program involves 90 credits, a 51-credit core requirement plus the 30-credits in accountancy courses and 9 credits of electives. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Accounting, Bachelors Degrees, Business Education, College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Intellectual Development, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Models, Program Descriptions, Student Development, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Office of Teaching and Learning.
Identifiers: Concordia University PQ