ERIC Number: ED170259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reflections on Curriculum Policy.
Resnick, Lauren B.
The role of government in curriculum development and how priorities among various types of curriculum and related efforts should be set is discussed. It is argued that federal involvement in curriculum is necessary as a part of general commitment to educational reform and renewal. It is suggested that other major forces in curriculum development, such as the publishing industry are conservative rather than reform-oriented. It is further argued that curriculum development plays a critical linking role between theoretically oriented research and educational practice. A general framework is presented in which curriculum needs, as assessed by various constituencies, together with the current state of theory and practice in a given domain determine what kinds of curriculum development and related activities should be given priority in funding. Applications of this framework to curriculum priority setting are discussed using basic skills development as the exemplary domain. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Task Force on Curriculum Development.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper prepared for the NIE Curriculum Development Task Force; for related documents, see SP 014 095-115, SP 014 185-186, ED 124 530, ED 140 401, and ED 144 217