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ERIC Number: ED160601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Design, Learning Environment Specification, and Curriculum Error.
Vanhorn, Royal
Three sources for school curriculum--the nature of the disciplines, the needs of society, and the needs of the individual--are described and discussed. Curricula designed upon each of these three sources are illustrated, with an emphasis upon minimizing the difference between the curriculum that is needed and the curriculum that is offered. The proposal is made that three types of schools, each utilizing curriculum based upon one of these sources, would be effective. Each type of school would contain environments that reflected characteristics of the curriculum source it concentrated upon. One type of school would be solely concerned with curriculum derived from the nature of the academic disciplines. Another type of school would be concerned solely with curriculum sampled from the needs of society. A third type would contain classroom environments concerned with curriculum sampled from the needs of individuals. The difficulty of containing the three types of curriculum within a single classroom is pointed out. The possibility of designing a single school containing various classrooms dealing with curriculum from each source, and employing a teacher who can utilize a model of teaching appropriate to that particular classroom environment, is briefly examined. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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