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ERIC Number: ED138609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Development and Validation of the Annehurst Curriculum Classification System.
Frymier, Jack R.
During the past four years several persons from The Ohio State University and the Westerville, Ohio public schools have worked together to develop and validate a systematic way of classifying, organizing, storing, and retrieving curriculum materials in terms of human variability as that relates to learning in school. The purpose of this paper is to sketch the nature of that developmental effort in outline form. Six steps of this develomental effort are briefly described. These six steps comprise a general overview of ideas and approximate sequence of events. A review of these six phases of the developmental process will enable the reader to gain a reasonably accurate feel for what took place. The six steps were as follows: articulating a conceptual framework; clarifying theoretical and operational assumptions that were involved; establishing a working relationship between the university and the public school system involved; devising systematic procedures for classifying curriculum materials in terms of human variability; identifying problems associated with using the system; and exploring possibilities for using the system in research and staff development activities as well as teaching. The result of this effort has been labeled the Annehurst Curriculum Classification System (ACCS). ACCS is intended to be a practical way for teachers to individualize instruction by matching learners' interests, abilities, and needs with curriculum materials that are precisely appropriate for each learner involved. (Author/MV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.