ERIC Number: ED160577
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Breakaway to Multidimensional Approaches. Integrating Curriculum Development and Inservice Education.
Edelfelt, Roy A., Ed.; Smith, E. Brooks, Ed.
Two significant themes are considered as part of a conceptual whole in this book: curriculum development and inservice education for teachers. Curriculum development is considered in many dimensions--the logic of subject matter, teacher opinion, student need, parent opinion, political climate, fiscal policy, psychological climate, ethnic values, organization theory, and research findings. Inservice education is regarded as inseparable from curriculum improvement and as a legitimate part of a teacher's regular duties as a professional. Nine essays present viewpoints of American and British educators under the following titles: (1) "Why Integrate Curriculum Development and Inservice Education?" (2) "A Permanently Tentative Curriculum;" (3) "Collaborative Research: Implications for Inservice Development;" (4) "Partnership for Curriculum Development: A Personal View;" (5) "Toward Ecology-Based Curriculum: A Model for Professional Growth Through Participatory Research and Development;" (6) "Multicultural Perspectives for Curriculum Development and Their Relationship to Inservice Education;" (7) "School-Focused Curriculum Development and Inservice Teacher Education;" (8) "Models of Multidimensional Curriculum Development and Inservice Education; (9) "Breakaway to Multidimensional Approaches." Appended is an outline for interactive ecology-based curriculum development (using mathematics as an example). (JD)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Inservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Parent Attitudes, Professional Training, School Organization, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.