ERIC Number: ED258362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Educational Effectiveness: Curriculum Articulation.
Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
This module explicates the concept of curriculum articulation, one of the instructional characteristics of effective schools set forth in the Minnesota School Effectiveness Program. Curriculum articulation and organization describe the scope and sequence of a curriculum, as it relates to the goals that a school district has for its students. Following an extended definition and a brief research summary, a set of procedures and considerations for curriculum development is presented, based on the Minnesota Planning, Evaluation, and Reporting (PER) Law, and consistent with North Central Association (NCA) accreditation standards. Accordingly, an outline is presented of the revised PER legislation as amended by the 1984 Minnesota Legislature. The subsequent sections include suggestions on how the PER law can be effectively addressed with techniques and procedures that are also consistent with curriculum articulation and organization in five main areas: (1) curriculum planning and goal setting, (2) curriculum evaluation, (3) reporting to the public, (4) processes and procedures in curriculum, and (5) models of curriculum improvement plans. Four organizational resources are also listed and described, and a short bibliography is included. (TE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Horizontal Organization, Instructional Design, Integrated Curriculum, School Law, State Curriculum Guides, State School District Relationship, Vertical Organization
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Minnesota School Effectiveness Program; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools