ERIC Number: ED313246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Processes of Curriculum Development and Evaluation. A Retrospective Account of the Processes of the Australian Science Education Project.
Cohen, David; Fraser, Barry J.
This book provides a retrospective account of the processes of curriculum development and evaluation of the Australian Science Education Project (ASEP), a venture which pioneered large-scale State-Commonwealth cooperation in education in Australia. The processes are described to identify practices for future curriculum initiatives. Important implications are drawn for policy-makers and those interested in curriculum at the classroom, school, system, and national levels. Chapters include: (1) "Curriculum Responsibilities in Australia"; (2) "A History of the Development of ASEP"; (3) "Curriculum Processes and Products"; (4) "ASEP's Curriculum Development Processes: The 38 Steps"; (5) "Evaluation of ASEP Materials"; and (6) "Summary, Implications and Guidelines for Future Curriculum Activities." Extracts from five selected ASEP position documents are appended including the aims of ASEP, main ideas in ASEP materials, criteria for choosing topics for classroom study, stages of child development, and inquiry approach. Lists 44 references. (YP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia