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ERIC Number: ED032617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 11
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Some Thoughts on Curriculum Development.
Karplus, Robert
Reconciling large-scale use of common materials with the unique nature of each classroom grouping is the central problem of the curriculum developer. Certain generally applicable educational principles can aid in coping with these problems when coupled with empirical testing of all materials with children and/or teachers. But, the payoff of curriculum development is what happens to teachers and children in the classroom. Curriculum evaluation is concerned with describing this result. Evaluation studies have to take place at a time when the materials have stabilized; yet the studies have to last long enough to examine longitudinal implications. The tradition of educational evaluation has, unfortunately, concentrated on the achievement of the individual child, and no attention has been paid to the objectives for which the teachers actually use curriculum materials, the classroom processes through which teachers try to attain these objectives, etc. (DE)
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Note: Presented at Cubberley Curriculum Conference (Palo Alto, Calif., May 7-9, 1969).