ERIC Number: ED122051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Resources and Sources for Curriculum Development.
Niemi, John A.
The paper, presented at a four-State adult education regional institute, first presents some problems in developing curricula for adult and continuing education, drawing distinctions between the terms "curriculum" (content-centered, credit offerings) and "program" (learner-centered, or problem-centered, non-credit offerings). The process of program planning, the second topic discussed, is illustrated by Houle's model, showing the various decision points in the design of an educational activity. The author then focuses on resources for curriculum development. The use of resources can alleviate some problems posed by lack of direct participation by adult learners in designing content-centered learning activities: human resources include advisory groups, composed of both labor and management representatives, to provide curriculum design input; material resources include books (some useful titles are cited) and data bases. The Educational Resources Information Clearinghouse (ERIC) data base is discussed in some detail and other data bases are cited as sources for curriculum development. Searches of data bases give access to the names of individuals, institutions, agencies, and other organizations creating curriculum materials. The paper concludes with an explanation of how to utilize the ERIC Clearinghouse in Career Education (ERIC/CICE). (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Databases, Educational Resources, Human Resources, Information Centers, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Information Services, Information Sources, Information Systems, Program Design, Program Development, Resource Centers, Resource Materials
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A