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ERIC Number: ED170268
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
National Curriculum Projects and Development in Education.
Wirt, John; Quick, Suzanne
The stated purposes of this report are to assess the need for federally supported curriculum development in education and, if there is a need, appropriate policies for conducting development and supporting implementation. The assessment is based on the national curriculum development projects that have been sponsored since 1956 by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The report specifically presents: (1) a description of the curriculum innovations in a selected number of NSF national curriculum projects and a summary of the existing evidence regarding the classroom effectiveness of the curricula produced; (2) an assessment of the influence of the new curricula on programs produced by commercial publishers; (3) an assessment of the institutional factors favoring maintenance of the existing school curriculum; and (4) an assessment of the effects of national curriculum development on institutions in the curriculum policymaking system. Appendices and references are included. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. School Capacity for Problem Solving Group.
Authoring Institution: N/A