ERIC Number: ED183739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Approaches to Curriculum Development. A Management Handbook. Project HIRE: A Curriculum Management System for Instructing the Handicapped. Final Report, Volume 2.
Gardner, David C.; Beatty, Grace Joely
Within the context of the major objectives of developing, field testing, and refining the curriculum materials described in volume 1 of this final report (CE 024 117), Volume 2 describes and critiques the management system used by Project HIRE in that development process. (See Note for availability of curriculum materials.) Chapter 1 introduces the standards/strategies paradigm (management model), based on a product development orientation philosophy. Figures outline the nine standards and strategies leading to the development of a product, service, or other outcome. Each of the other four chapters is concerned with one or more of these standards/strategies. The general format for each chapter is (1) introduction, and background, (2) procedures, (3) research methods (if appropriate), and (4) evaluation and discussion. Chapter 2 is concerned with teacher motivation and administrator involvement. Emphasis is on the conducting and results of a pilot study to determine the relationship between incentives and teacher participation and change orientation. The teacher opinion survey and change orientation scale are provided. Chapter 3 discusses material design based on learning theory and research findings. The two standards/strategies considered in chapter 4 are content selection and validation. Survey instruments to determine terminology usage and employer perception of job-entry relatedness are given. Chapter 5 focuses on an interdisciplinary curriculum development approach and university management and coordination. (YLB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Innovation, Employer Attitudes, Learning Disabilities, Management Systems, Material Development, Models, Program Administration, Secondary Education, Standards, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation, Validity, Vocabulary Development, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Education.