ERIC Number: ED137943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Curriculum Scholarship: Needed Research and Development for the Creation of Instructional Materials.
Eash, Maurice J.
A few new topics have been introduced, but curriculum design and instructional practice in the basic disciplines is much the same now as 25 years ago. A main source of change in curriculum and instruction is in instructional materials, but they are largely neglected when discussing curriculum development and instructional strategies. Education is overwhelmingly influenced not by what goes on in the classroom, but by the inputs that are brought to the classroom by children. The first external force that has made a profound difference in the child that teachers deal with is a radical redefinition in family makeup. The second profound external force is the influence of television. It would seem that instructional materials investigations should focus on those areas where external forces have the greatest impact on classroom practice. Two areas that should receive priority in curriculum research, therefore, are 1) the areas of instructional materials and curriculum design in parenting, and 2) instructional materials that confront the needs for a visual curriculum that develops a sophisticated, analytical user of visual media (particularly television). (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977)