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ERIC Number: ED153314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 7
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What Is a Good Retrospective Account?
Berk, Leonard
This paper sets out three criteria for identifying good retrospective accounts of curriculum development projects. A "retrospective account" is a history. Such histories of curriculum development projects help in making sense of the course of deliberation that has produced a curriculum. Making the deliberation intelligible is, in turn, necessary for intelligent implementation of the curriculum. The three criteria of accounts that serve such purposes well are the following: the account must deal directly with the thinking behind crucial decisions, the picture of the deliberation must be based on documentary and corroborative evidence, and the account must be intelligible as a story. These criteria are derived from certain principles of contemporary historiography. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-31, 1978)