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ERIC Number: ED316164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 6
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Bridging the Gap between Curriculum and Instruction: A Look at Beauchamp.
MacCuish, Donald A.
George Beauchamp's 1968 book, "Curriculum Theory," stresses the importance of developing subordinate constructs, or theoretical relationships, with other components of education, until ground rules are laid down through meanings ascribed to the term "curriculum". According to Beauchamp, theories have three functions: to describe what is going on, help predict what will happen in given situations, and explain things that have already occurred. Beauchamp's four levels of theories are: categories of theories; theories in the applied areas of knowledge; subtheories in applied areas; and sublevels to the theories within the applied areas. The Course Development Model ties curriculum and instruction together and is based on Beauchamp's ideas concerning curriculum theory. It states that faculty should use course descriptions contained in college/university catalogues to develop their course objectives. From course objectives, they should develop their tests based on a taxonomy of educational objectives to ensure that materials being evaluated are being done using the correct instrument. Figures are included. This document contains 4 references. (SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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