ERIC Number: ED243210
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Curriculum Planning: Local Initiative. [Summary].
Carrington, Andrew T.; And Others
The Curriculum Assessment and Development Project in the Virginia Beach (Virginia) Public Schools is summarized. It was a comprehensive study involving students, parents, teachers, and administrators in considering two key curricular questions: "What kind of person do we want to produce?" and "What knowledge is of most worth?" The project, which resulted in the creation of the Curriculum Assessment and Development Task Force, consisted of five stages: (1) gathering data within the school system; (2) public hearings and visitations to exemplary school systems and selected colleges and universities; (3) intensive review by all concerned groups of ideas presented in the course of the study; (4) refinement and modification of data analyses, conclusions, and recommendations; and (5) development of plans for implementation and dissemination. The multi-method study, conducted from July 1981 to June 1983, resulted in the Task Force Report, a plan for change that includes 138 recommendations covering philosophy and goals, curriculum design, futures and technology, and specific curricular directions in all subject areas and grade levels. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, VA.