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ERIC Number: ED129775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A "Knowledgeable" Approach to Organizing a College of Education.
Christensen, James E.; And Others
This paper presents a study of curriculum reorganization in schools of education. It used knowledge as the principle by which a college of education should be organized in order to maximize effectiveness and elicit the best efforts from its staff. In the search for this principle or organization, some criteria were first established: (1) that the principle would imply a logically consistent organization; (2) that the principle would generally improve the efficiency and effectiveness of colleges of education; (3) that the principle would not be restricted by departmental prejudices, traditional biases, or other interests of pressure groups within the college of education; (4) that the principle would permit professional individuality, but preclude exploitation of a college of education by the individual; and (5) that the principle would assure the integrity of a college without submerging and/or stifling the creativity and responsible freedom of the professional staff. Out of the process of inquiring about what principle would satisfy the criteria, the concept of knowledge emerged as a principle of curriculum organization. It was then established as an organizational principle through a process of asking a series of analytical and empirical questions. An example of organization according to the principle of knowledge is provided. (MM)
Dr. J. E. Christensen, School of Teacher Education, Riverina C.A.E., P.O. Box 588, Waggawagga, N.S.W. 2650, Australia ($1.00 plus postage)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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