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ERIC Number: ED103057
Record Type: Non-Journal
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The Uniformity-Flexibility Gap in Curriculum Development: An Experiment With Promise.
Stoutamire, Virginia; Kyre, Ken
In 1972, an Act passed by the South Carolina Legislature created a new state advisory board for the state's 16 Technical Educational Centers. In order to increase uniformity and centralization of the development, approval, and implementation of curricula and to change state funding allocations from a curriculum cost basis to an individual course cost basis, the new advisory board decided to create a Catalog of Approved Courses. The FTE's produced by individual course enrollment would constitute the unit of measure for institutional funding. This report illustrates the procedure for administering phase four of Catalog development: establishing objectives for each course and stating them in behavioral terms. Instructors of Human Relations from 14 institutions participated in the development of a unified course with state-wide applicability. The objectives of the project were: (1) to analyze the current status of the course as it is taught at each institution; (2) to identify objectives of the course which will provide for both uniformity in a state system and flexibility at the institutional level; (3) provide experiences for instructors in the development of individualized learning modules; (4) produce modules; and (5) plan for the continual development of the course via a model of participation. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina