ERIC Number: ED221319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Systematic Approach to Curriculum Study and Revision Designed for Small Schools.
The paper outlines a systematic approach to curriculum study and revision for small schools based on three assumptions: (1) it is financially more practical to develop curriculum for groups or classes than for individuals; (2) most small school districts do not have resources to write their own curriculum and prepare their own curriculum materials; and (3) the next best solution is to adapt commercially prepared curriculum materials to local needs. It is suggested that one person be assigned responsibility for coordinating curriculum activities and for the "critical constant monitoring during the first year of use of any new program." A revision schedule is proposed which allows for revising content areas every 4 or 5 years. A time line is developed for various tasks: appointing the curriculum committee; searching for new ideas/programs/materials; deciding what should be included in the local K-12 program or what changes need to be made from the present program; gathering all available commercial materials; evaluating, rating, and selecting materials; revising for local needs; adopting evaluation systems; determining inservice training needs; completing and filing a curriculum summary with appropriate offices; and reevaluating the program after 1 year to eliminate unanticipated problems. (BRR)
Descriptors: Committees, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Local Issues, Local Norms, Relevance (Education), Small Schools
Ray Doerhoff, Box 68, St. Elizabeth R-4 Schools, St. Elizabeth, MO 65075 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A