ERIC Number: ED351805
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Deciding What To Teach and Test: Developing, Aligning, and Auditing the Curriculum. Successful Schools: Guidebooks to Effective Educational Leadership. Volume 4.
English, Fenwick W.
Practical curriculum issues faced by the school administrator are addressed in this guidebook. Chapter 1 examines the function of curriculum in schools and describes the three forms of curricula: formal, informal, and hidden. These forms appear as written, taught, and tested curricula. Chapter 2 develops a template for curriculum content. The third chapter discusses the ethics of testing in the curriculum alignment process, which matches the content and format of a test with that of the curriculum. Auditing the curriculum, a site-based form of evaluation, is described in chapter 4. A self-assessment form is included for determining a school's readiness to conduct a curriculum audit. Themes of the book are (1) that curriculum is a means to an end and that (2) it is a political as well as an educational activity. Nine figures and 5 tables are included. References accompany each chapter. (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrators, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Elementary Secondary Education, Hidden Curriculum, Instructional Material Evaluation, School Administration, Testing Problems
Corwin Press, Inc., P.O. Box 2526, Newbury Park, CA 91319-8526 (Stock No. D2031-6019-0; $16 prepaid plus $2 handling charge). Also available as part of a 10-volume set (Stock No. D2031-6031-X; $99).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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