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ERIC Number: ED059178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Pages: 5
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Humanizing the School Through Curriculum Planning.
Foshay, Arthur W.
To prevent the move to make schools more humane from developing into another educational fad, the author proposes an approach to curriculum design and evaluation that explicity relates the human condition to the necessary goals of teaching. To do this, he has prepared a grid in which the six elements of the human condition from developmental psychology intersect with the four elements of the operational goals. The operational goals of teaching are defined as fluency, manipulation, confidence/value, and persistence. The psychological categories are intellectual, emotional, social, aesthetic, spiritual, and physical, The grid indicates that we have projected a monstrous version of the human condition by our failure to examine seriously 22 out of 24 elements that belong in comprehensive curriculum design and evaluation. We know little about the aesthetic, spiritual, and physical aspects of growth, and current evaluation schemes tend to leave out the areas of confidence/value and persistence. The grid can offer a kind of map for curriculum development for a humane school. (MBM)
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Note: Speech presented at the 104th Annual Convention of American Association of School Administrators, Atlantic City, N.J., February 12-16, 1972