ERIC Number: ED237484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Developmental Curriculum for the Secondary School.
Hatfield, Robert C.
A secondary school curriculum which includes a significant focus on individual developmental goals is proposed. Emphasis is placed on students' intellectual development, self-management, and interpersonal and small group involvement. The basic content of the developmental curriculum is summarized to include acquisition of the knowledge to: (1) analyze, inquire into, and structure knowlege; (2) identify, formulate, judge, and solve problems encountered and anticipated in the environment; (3) acquire concepts and use these to build principles, taxonomies, and structures of knowledge; (4) analyze and formulate models as organizers and means for thinking about knowledge; and (5) acquire the skills necessary for thinking in the broadest sense, through the use of symbols, cognitive processes, and interaction with one's environment. The proposal focuses on the need to have teachers possess extensive preparation in these areas of study, and to make these goals a highly visible component of secondary education. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Developmental Curriculum