ERIC Number: ED182485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Testing of a Statewide Multilevel Curriculum Management System for Georgia Vocational Education Programs. A Model State Level Curriculum Management System.
Scott, Paul; And Others
A project to propose a system for managing curriculum improvement at the state level (1) identified the basic functions necessary for a statewide curriculum management effort, (2) explained the supporting activities required to initiate and maintain its operation, and (3) developed a model system for curriculum management. The five functions identified as forming the basis of a curriculum management system (CMS) model were management, development, reproduction, diffusion/dissemination, and evaluation/revision. Management of curriculum was to be based on the management functions of planning, organizing, implementing, controlling, and evaluating. A CMS model was designed which flowed from the overall master plan for vocational education. Input from various components of vocational education was then organized, analyzed, and prioritized. Phase 1 involved activities concerned with identifying programs requiring improvement based on needs assessments. Acquiring the needed materials in phase 2 could follow three subroutines: revising the existing materials, procuring materials from other sources, or developing new materials. Phase 3 continued the process of material development: developer selection, pilot and field testing, and diffusion. Formative and summative evaluation of CMS were recommended for phase 4; revision should follow. (Fourteen information sheets are provided throughout the document. Sample materials are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Div. of Vocational Education.