ERIC Number: ED098119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Curriculum Development: A Comparative Study.
Taylor, P. H.; Johnson, M.
This publication discusses curriculum development in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. The book's purpose is to make available to those interested in the process of curriculum development information on how it is handled in other countries, enabling them to see to what extent it is possible to make generalizations about curriculum development and to what extent it is an historically and culturally embedded process. Chapter 1 discusses the bases for comparing approaches to curriculum development. Chapters 2-11 discuss curriculum development in each of the 10 countries, focusing on the following: (1) the meaning given to curriculum in each country, (2) the process of curriculum development and who participates in this process, (3) kinds of decisions entailed in the process, (4) the way decisions are implemented, (5) forces which initiate and inhibit the process of curriculum development and influence its results, and (6) the future of curriculum development in each country. The last chapter provides an overview of curriculum development. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Problems, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Teaching Methods
Humanities Press Inc., Atlantis Highlands, New Jersey 07716 ($9.00, paper)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Canada; Germany; Israel; Netherlands; Sweden; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland); United States