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ERIC Number: ED107020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Planning Curriculum Development: With Examples from Projects for the Mentally Retarded.
Mayer, William V., Ed.
Presented are guidelines based on five federally funded projects for planning and developing curriculum for the mentally retarded. Discussed are the initial steps of identifying the target population, needs, and objectives. Examples of curriculum design, including the rationale and conceptual framework, are provided. Considered are elements of staff selection, product planning (including scheduling and feasibility review), and field test arrangements. Procedures for training staff, field test site personnel, and college and university staff are reviewed. Analyzed are such evaluation aspects as scope, design, and data treatment. Described are dissemination and implementation procedures, including predictability in teacher acceptance, copyrights, and royalties, and commercial channels. Financial considerations, such as independent vs. dependent fiscal status, and sources of project funds are examined. Described are project management issues, including policy procedures and personnel roles. Also provided are brief descriptions of the five projects from which the guidelines are drawn. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, Boulder, CO.