ERIC Number: ED114935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Responsive Curriculum Development. Theory and Action.
Unruh, Glenys G.
This book addresses the need for a theoretical framework that can effectively confront the problems of responsive, responsible renewal in curriculum development and avoid the successive waves of limited approaches and polarized viewpoints that have plagued curriculum development in the past. Part 1 discusses various historical, social, and economic factors that influence the need for curriculum reform and examines the general problems involved in building a theoretical base for curriculum development. Part 2 presents seven propositions for a theory of responsive curriculum development and then brings them together in a matrix. A number of propositions, general constructs, and hypotheses for testing are also analyzed. The theoretical framework presented focuses primarily on elementary and secondary public school education, though it can be applied to other types and levels of education as well. (JG)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Conceptual Schemes, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Theories
McCutchan Publishing Corporation, 2526 Grove Street, Berkeley, California 94704 ($11.00, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Books
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