ERIC Number: ED054597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Towards Incorporating Educational Development in the Educational System; An Evolving Model in the German Federal Republique.
The Center for Educational Technology (Bildungstechnologisches Zentrum -- BTZ) is a research, development, and implementation (R and D) organization set up by the State of Hesse, West Germany. It has the novel (for Germany) function of being a middleman between politics, research, and educational practice in developing curriculum for German pre-, primary, and secondary schools. The BTZ focuses on six areas: curriculum development and instructional design; learning theory, cybernetics, computer application, and media systems; social and educational psychology and evaluation; science and mathematics; modern languages; and social studies and humanities. The BTZ consists of a governing board, management, an R and D board, and an R and D project groups, each with a specific task. The governing board is composed of both government and BTZ staff personnel. Among the problems which face BTZ are: Uniting educational research, policy, and practice; integrating research development, and implementation within one institution; implementing the center's programs in schools; and finding qualified R and D personnel. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Educational Technology, Wiesbaden (West Germany).