ERIC Number: ED248225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Studies, Instructional Materials for Teachers Training Colleges in Swaziland. African Studies in Curriculum Development & Evaluation No. 99.
Nxumalo, Miriam V. F.
A study was conducted to determine the most salient elements to be incorporated into a curriculum studies course for students in one of the three 2-year teacher training colleges in Swaziland. The course was developed to acquaint prospective teachers with curriculum objectives, methods, and evaluation devices, and to help them to critique some aspects of instructional materials. Contributing to the gathering of information were lecturers from the three teacher training colleges, University of Swaziland lecturers, and National Curriculum Centre staff members. Contributors were interviewed on the selection of concepts, student teacher orientation, and curriculum implementation and adaptation. Two instructional units were developed. The first unit contains five sections--concept and elements of curriculum, dimensions of curriculum, objectives, content and methodology, and evaluation. The second unit illustrates aspects of testing and discusses categories and types of tests. The focus is upon test construction by using test specification tables, and applying practical suggestions. A discussion is presented on the merits and demerits of essay type and objective type tests, emphasizing that the selection of test types is related directly to the learning objectives of the lesson. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kenya Inst. of Education, Nairobi.; Nairobi Univ. (Kenya).; German Agency for Technical Co-Operation, Nairobi (Kenya).; African Curriculum Organisation.
Note: Legibility is poor.