ERIC Number: ED243733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Some Evaluative Comments Based on a Review of the Curriculum Development Processes Operating in the Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education. [and] A Review of the Curriculum. Development Processes Operating in the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education.
Kennedy, Kerry J.
The processes of instructional materials development and dissemination used in four Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education (SPICE) projects dealing with Latin America, Africa, China, and Japan are described, and evaluative comments based on a review of the curriculum development process are made. The major purpose of the projects is to bring a global dimension to secondary level teaching. The process includes selection of content, unit development, internal and external review, revision based on feedback, and the completed unit production. Dissemination strategies include conference presentations, inservice education, general advisory services, and inter-organizational cooperation. Recommendations for improvement of the projects are: (1) setting priorities for the amount of time spent on project activities, (2) investigating the effect of more group planning during the development process, (3) understanding that formative evaluation data are of limited value as a means of ensuring that the product has overcome problems associated with actual use, and (4) identifying effective methods of dissemination and implementation. (RM)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Cross Cultural Training, Curriculum Development, Diffusion (Communication), Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Field Tests, Formative Evaluation, Global Approach, Information Dissemination, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Center for Research in International Studies.