ERIC Number: ED249289
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum in Practice; The Student Perspective.
Williams, David D.; Peterson, Gary
This paper introduces a research series recently initiated to begin to describe and interpret curriculum as practiced and experienced at the classroom and individual student levels. Curriculum is defined as whatever a student learns. A multi-year series of studies is planned to combine naturalistic and survey methods to generate theories about how society, schools, and individuals (teachers, parents, and students) operationalize the concept of curriculum. The results reported here come from four classroom case studies, in which an investigator identified and analyzed the activities and decisions that might be related to curriculum in one classroom. Based on these case studies, a working hypothesis is proposed: that curriculum is a product of negotiation between students and teachers, and that all parties to the negotiation bring more than themselves to the "bargaining table." (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hypothesis Formulation; Negotiation Processes
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).