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ERIC Number: ED080452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 27
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Review and Responses: Supplement to a Search for Valid Content for Curriculum Courses (Eric: ED 040 129).
Short, Edmund G.; And Others
This document is a collection of three essays that deal with the pamphlet "A Search for Valid Content for Curriculum Courses" (ED 040 129). The essay by Marian Martinello (University of Florida) is a review. Martinello finds that the pamphlet lacks continuity and a unifying theme and ultimately that it provides little direct assistance in dealing with the problem of selecting content for curriculum courses. The second essay is Ronald Maertens' (Associate Superintendent, Independent School District No. 316, Coleraine, Minnesota) response to Martinello's review. He questions several of her points and suggests that it would have been better had she provided a rationale for her own view of the domain of curriculum. Judging that formal modes of inquiry would result from her view of curriculum, Maertens suggests that judgments should be based on knowledge of the alternatives and their consequences rather than disciplined modes. Edmund Short, the editor of the original pamphlet, provides the last essay. Answering Martinello, Short writes that the reason the pamphlet does not provide immediately applicable guidance is that not all courses have the same objectives and functions. The articles in the pamphlet are, he states, devoted to the formal methods of research, not to issues to which an immediate answer is needed. (JA)
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