ERIC Number: ED067854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Teacher's Handbook for a Functional Behavior-Based Curriculum; Communicable Models and Guides for Classroom Use.
Drumheller, Sidney J.
This book holds that the learner does not progress by blindly mastering a series of isolated behaviors, fitting them together into a functional whole, as most schools and teachers conceptualize using behavioral objectives. Rather, the learner attempts to perform the larger behavior, identifies his shortcomings, and shapes his deficiencies within the framework of the larger performance. Some of the problems involved in implementing such a behavioral focus are explored, and a plan for a transitional curriculum, where teacher and learners can adjust to a functional, behavior-based curriculum, is developed. Part one presents a rationale for the curriculum, describing the behavioral position. The second part identifies behaviors needed by a learner in today's society, while the third part identifies some key pitfalls in the change process and presents some guidelines for effective implementation. (Author/SH)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Communication (Thought Transfer), Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Guides, Models, Problem Solving, Self Actualization, Student Developed Materials, Teacher Developed Materials
Educational Technology Publications, 140 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($3.95)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Publications, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.