ERIC Number: ED333757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-27
Thoughts on Curriculum Development in Adult Education.
Curriculum development is the dynamic process of creating and modifying lesson plans, techniques, methods, approaches, and materials in response to educational program goals and community and student needs. It is not a static set of rules or procedures, lesson plans, or materials. The best curriculum responds effectively to student needs as a result of close cooperation between curriculum developer and classroom teachers. A complete curriculum development process involves several elements, including: philosophy reflecting program vision or direction; goals, objectives, and intended outcomes; assessment of student needs; subject-specific or general instructional approaches, methods, and techniques; a syllabus; lesson plans; materials and documents; and student progress assessment. Without curriculum development in an adult education program, very little education can take place except what can be provided by the individual teacher operating alone, frequently without training or much support. With a curriculum that is well-developed and constantly revised, teachers, students, scholars, and community members can work together for the benefit of all. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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