ERIC Number: ED172350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum and Instruction: Planning Improvement. Introduction [and] Unit 1: Developing the Need Definition [and] Unit 2: Establishing Improvement Requirements [and] Unit 3: Planning and Conducting the Search [and] Planning Coordinator's Manual.
Schools or districts that have articulated their educational goals but whose students are not satisfactorily achieving those goals may need assistance in improving their curriculum or their instructional techniques. This document consists of three units designed to help a group of educators develop plans for such improvements. The first unit covers the identification of performance goals, measurement techniques and criteria, and student populations. The purpose of making these identifications is to permit comparisons of ideal and current performances. Unit two builds on the first unit's definition of needs to compare the required elements of curriculum and instruction with those currently in use. These elements include curriculum content, content sequencing, instructional strategies, and support systems. The third unit provides information on planning for a search for means of improvement, and presents guidelines for conducting the search. A planning coordinator's manual is also included in the document to assist the leader of the planning group. The document provides numerous forms and charts to be used in the planning process. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Curriculum Development, Educational Planning, Information Seeking, Instructional Improvement, Needs Assessment, Student Needs, Worksheets
Research for Better Schools, Inc., 444 North Third Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123 ($12.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
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