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ERIC Number: ED085171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 269
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Strategies of Deliberation in Three Curriculum Development Projects.
Walker, Decker Fannin
Reported is an analysis of the meetings of three university-based curriculum development projects (one in art and two in science for elementary school students) as plans were made for first versions of curriculum and materials. A content analysis system of three phases was designed and judges were trained to apply the system to the transcribed discourse. In Phase I, judges identified what were referred to as episodes, i.e., ISSUES (argumentation on some point), EXPLICATIONS (impromptu lectures), REPORTS (recounting student activities), and BRAINSTORMS (generation of ideas). In Phase II, deliberate moves (remarks contributing to the accomplishment of deliberate tasks) were identified. In Phase III, judges classified the data appearing in the category identified as ARGUMENTS according to the subject of the data (e.g., students, teachers, schools, objectives, etc.) and according to the conditions under which the data originated. In Phase I, the corrected coefficients of agreement (Scott's pi) between the judges' analyses and the author's ranged from .50 to .60 and in Phase II between .65 and .70. In Phase III, the corrected coefficients of agreement ranged between .56 to .74. The findings were incorporated into a model of the process of curriculum development and the implications of this model for educational practice, theory, and research. (Author/EB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University