ERIC Number: ED266525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Seven-Year Curriculum Development Plan. DS Manual 2000.5.
Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.
This document presents the United States Department of Defense Dependents Schools' (DoDDS) framework for developing and evaluating curriculum. The primary innovation described is a 7-year cycle, adopted to make curriculum evaluation more flexible and less costly than under the existing 5-year cycle. Seven high-priority subject areas (science, mathematics, health and physical education, social studies, reading, career education, and language arts) are identified for regular review, each starting at a specific year in the cycle; lower-priority areas will be reviewed as needed. Further passages explain the composition of the DoDDS Curriculum Committee and task groups for the several disciplines, and provide guidelines for the tasks associated with the Curriculum Development Plan. Tasks are classified as focusing on (1) objectives or functions, (2) instructional methodologies, (3) materials, (4) inservice education, or (5) evaluation. For each year in the cycle, tasks in all five categories are outlined. The text is complemented by extensive charts illustrating activity sequences. Appendixes present guidelines for the preparation of objectives, and examples of correspondence and and memoranda necessary for reviewing instructional materials. (MCG)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Dependents Schools, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Master Plans, Media Selection, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Scheduling, Task Analysis, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC.