ERIC Number: ED212609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Core Today! Rationale and Implications. Revised Edition.
Vars, Gordon, Ed.; Larson, Craig, Ed.
This pamphlet is designed to help educators apply the core concept to current problems and situations in educational settings. The preface establishes the position of the National Association for Core Curriculum. A definition of the core curriculum concept is stated in the introduction. Ten assumptions and beliefs on which the core concept is based are listed along with their implications for core programs. The ten areas involve: (1) student interests and needs; (2) experiential learning and behavior change; (3) individualism of students; (4) decision making skills; (5) various skills needed for life-long learning; (6) integration of learning and experiences; (7) time allocations for classroom activities; (8) teacher's role; (9) the teacher function of guidance; and (10) involvement of all concerned parties in education. Implementation procedures are suggested as guidelines to be used for moving from a traditional to a core program. Descriptions are offered of films, a filmstrip, and a slide-tape presentation on core procedures. Eleven videotapes on core teaching are also listed along with cost and ordering information. (FG)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Core Curriculum, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Flexible Scheduling, General Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Interests, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
National Association for Core Curriculum, Inc., 407D White Hall, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242 ($0.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Core Curriculum, Inc., Kent, OH.