ERIC Number: ED205602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-16
Alternative Foci for Curriculum Criticism.
Barone, Thomas E.
This paper presents a strategy for the criticism of curricula-in-use, that is, for the criticism of program blueprints and materials as they meet the educational lives of the people for whom they were designed. One aim of the curriculum critic should be to enable the reader to view the curriculum from the perspective of the students. Empathic understanding can be achieved by attending to and interpreting the outward manifestations of inward thoughts and feelings, i.e., by observing and interviewing students. This approach does not exclude analysis of program materials or discussions of the manner in which various "frame factors" influence child/curriculum interactions, but it must attend to important qualities evident in student experiences. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (65th, Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).