ERIC Number: ED107654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Handbook on Curriculum Development.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
This study examines current problems surrounding curriculum development in the classroom. Part one describes the state of the art in terms of definition, theory and practices, methods, types, and unresolved questions. Part two contains descriptions of the following 12 selected innovative projects: (a) "Learning Objectives for Vocational Schools: Austria," (b) "Conceptual Skills Programme: Canada," (c) "Indian Studies File: Canada," (d) "Biology at Lower Secondary Level: France," (e) "Physical Education and Sport: France," (f) "Elementary Maths "alef": Germany," (g) "Religious Socialisation of Swedish Children: Sweden," (h) "Geography 14-18: United Kingdom," (i) "Humanities Project: United Kingdom," (j) "Science 5-13: United Kingdom," (k) "Aesthetic Education Programme: United States," and (1) "Modern Language Project: United States. Discussion of the projects is based on origin, purpose, focus, methodology, teacher role, nature and extent of innovation, linkages between projects and schools, and outcomes. Part three contains the following three reports concerned with administrative and social settings of curriculum development: (a) "An Austrian Case Study," (b) "Curriculum in Relation to Society: A Finnish View," and (c) "Reflections on Curriculum Change: An American View." Part four presents conclusions and makes recommendations for changes in classroom curriculum development. (JS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Educational Administration, Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Projects
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.