ERIC Number: ED142458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Maximizing Human Fotential: A Curriculum Design for Human Development and Interpersonal Relationships, Kindergarten through Adult Education.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Homemaking Education.
This publication was prepared to assist schools in developing curriculum to help children solve complex social problems and achieve their highest potential as human beings in a world society. A major objective is to provide students with competencies and skills necessary to cope with the interpersonal relationships and stresses faced by individuals and families in a rapidly changing society. The curriculum design focuses on four major topics: self and others, tradition and change, independence and interdependence, and present and future. The plan divides the topics into four maturity levels, which can be broadly applied to early childhood through adult education. The beginning level deals with exploring the human environment, the intermediate level focuses on becoming oneself, the advanced level examines relationships, and the highest level stresses helping learners develop commitment to mankind. Objectives for including core areas are then listed for each of the four maturity levels. Another section offers suggestions for curriculum development and provides examples of actual instructional strategies for implementation. Twelve pages of print and nonprint resources for students and teachers follow, most of which were published after 1970. The listing includes prices and publishers' addresses. (Author/MK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Sciences, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Human Development, Human Relations, Humanistic Education, Humanization, Individual Development, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Preschool Education, Social Change, Social Development, Social Integration, Units of Study
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, California 95802 ($2.50 paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Homemaking Education.