ERIC Number: ED333232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Approaches to Curriculum Development: A Discussion Paper.
Bone, John; Guthrie, Hugh
This paper was developed to present to the Technical and Further Educatoin (TAFE) Department in New South Wales alternative approaches to curriculum development to assist the department in choosing an appropriate approach that will meet the current and future needs for an efficient, effective, and streamlined curriculum development process. The paper was used as a resource document for a 2-day workshop. It: (1) describes briefly the methods used in the curriculum study and identifies the sources of information; (2) places the curriculum development approaches proposed in context by providing an overview of these processes in general and those used currently in New South Wales in particular (five practices are discussed--import, in-house, project, contract, and multimodel); (3) provides a suggested framework for good curriculum practice in order to consider any potential approaches; and (4) proposes potential approaches (especially the contract model) to curriculum development and raises a series of related issues for consideration at the workshop. The paper was to be used along with the workshop as a beginning to provide a basis for reforming the curriculum development processes used by TAFE in New South Wales to meet its emerging needs. The document includes 44 references. Appendices include the project proposal, a list of persons interviewed, and the interview questionnaire. (KC)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Postsecondary Education, School Business Relationship, Technological Advancement
TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New South Wales Dept. of Technical and Further Education, Sydney (Australia).
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (New South Wales); TAFE (Australia)