ERIC Number: ED027294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Rationale for Curriculum Decisions.
Shugert, Diane P.
Designing an English program to close the startling discrepancy between high educational aims and current teaching practices requires a delineation of learning objectives. A rationale that would achieve a clarification of goals should be based on a sound theory of the learning process and be guided by the writings of such educational philosophers and psychologists as Robert Mager, Benjamin Bloom, David Krathwohl, John Dewey, and Foster McMurray. This study would prepare curriculum designers to (1) determine realistic behavioral and cognitive learning objectives, (2) effect, through discovering and organizing their own goals and values, internally consistent and readily demonstrable curriculum decisions, and (3) base their selection of curricular materials on an understanding of the learning process in a democracy, the school's function as a social institution, and the subject matter of English. (JB)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classification, Course Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Psychology, Educational Theories, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Secondary Education
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 02455, HC-$2.95).
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Note: In "The Growing Edges of Secondary English; Essays by the Experienced Teacher Fellows at the University of Illinois 1966-1967," ed. Charles Suhor and others (Champaign: NCTE, 1968, pp. 3-27.