ERIC Number: ED113307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Functions and Mode of Operation of the Curriculum Development Centre.
Curriculum Development Centre, Woden (Australia).
The aim of the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) of Australia is to foster curriculum and materials development from preschool to post-secondary levels. A broad concept of curriculum includes the totality of experience which a child undergoes during his schooling. Curriculum development under this definition is concerned with developing materials, practices, and organizations which affect this experience. The task of CDC is seen as being concerned with this development in areas such as resources, sequencing of learning activities, teacher-pupil interaction, organization of the learning situation, and the teacher's general approach to children and teaching. The proposed operations of the centre are defined in terms of the following six functions: (1) the conduct and support of projects; (2) the provision of a clearinghouse and information analysis service; (3) field development; (4) the provision of advisory, technical, and evaluative services; (5) the provision of opportunities for training in curriculum development skills; and (6) arrangements for the printing and marketing of materials. These functions are interdependent. Together they provide a framework for determining the services and leads that a national center can provide to schools and other curriculum agencies. The structure to carry out these functions envisages three branches which include the CDC Information Centre, the Curriculum Development and Research Branch, and the Administrative Branch. (RC)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Centre, Woden (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia