ERIC Number: ED262423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Curriculum Development in Language Arts.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Curriculum and Staff Development.
Written to comply with Connecticut's legislative mandate that educational programs be planned, ongoing, and systematic, this guide to curriculum development in the language arts for kindergarten through twelfth grade advocates a curriculum in which there is a balance between basic skills programs--speaking, reading, writing, listening and viewing--and programs fostering understanding and appreciation of language, literature, and composition. Organized into four parts, the first part of the guide discusses the general aspects of the curriculum process. The chapters in the next two parts proceed to the specifics of the content and skills of the language arts: language, composition, literature, speaking, listening and viewing, reading, and writing mechanics. The sections within each of the chapters are parallel, with identical or similar subheadings: current knowledge about learning the skill, basic considerations, student development, purposes for study, instructional organization, program goals and objectives, assessment, and summary. The final part of the guide deals with evaluation of the guide and its implementation. Among the appendixes are Connecticut's statewide goals for education, suggested resources available from organizations, a policy statement on teaching about controversial subjects, and resources for locating print and nonprint materials. (HOD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum, Language Arts, Language Skills, Literature Appreciation, Reading Instruction, Speech Communication, State Standards, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Curriculum and Staff Development.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut