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ERIC Number: ED032618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Pages: 16
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Persistent Dilemmas in Curriculum Decision-Making.
Eisner, Elliot W.
A social and educational revolution is recasting the goals and function of schooling in the United States. Because of this, the persistent dilemmas of curriculum decision-making have become more urgent. The first dilemma deals with the problem of choosing between the virtues of community control and student-initiated curriculum making and the virtues of large-scale curriculum development. Secondly, if attention to a wide range of problems and fields of study is necessary for the personal and intellectual development of the students, how can idiosyncratic interests and aptitudes be cultivated? A third dilemma is the problem of evaluating the consequences of programs. A resolution of the latter might be to develop procedures that would secure a wide range of unobtrusive data on student behavior. (Author/MF)
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Note: Presented at Cubberley Curriculum Conference (Palo Alto, Calif., May 7-9, 1969).