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ERIC Number: ED170250
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Research--A Policy Proposal.
Hawkins, David
In the wake of the failure of many curriculum development projects in recent years it is important not to reject continued support for curriculum development; rather, deeper probing into the presuppositions and practical orientations that have until now dominated such development is needed. Curriculum design in which scope, content, and sequence are predetermined often limits the independent opportunities of teachers. A new kind of scrutiny of generic curricula is needed. Teachers will be most benefited not by highly specific and detailed curricula, but rather by being given help in developing wider repertoires, alternative ways of adapting the generic curriculum to the individual profiles of children's strengths and motivation. Curriculum research should set a task in which teachers and subject matter specialists collaborate as equals to remap the elementary domains of subject matter in such a way as to make them maximally accessible. (DS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Task Force on Curriculum Development.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see SP 014 095-115, SP 014 185-186, ED 124 530, ED 140 401, and ED 144 217