ERIC Number: ED410128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Guidebook To Examine School Curricula. TIMSS as a Starting Point To Examine Curricula.
McNeely, Margaret E., Ed.
This guidebook sets forth five different methods for analyzing curricula. It is designed to be used primarily by teachers, curriculum supervisors, and administrators but may also be used by parents, students, and community members as they select materials for use in the classroom. The analytic methods are: (1) TIMSS Curriculum and Textbook Analysis; (2) National Science Foundation (NSF) Instructional Materials and Review Process; (3) American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS) Project 2061 Curriculum-Analysis Procedure; (4) California Department of Education Instructional Resources Evaluation; and (5) Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) State Curriculum Frameworks and Standards Map. These five methods were selected for this guidebook because each reflects a unique framework and/or set of standards. The selected methods vary in their depth of analysis, the time and resources necessary for implementation, potential uses, and the types of information and conclusions that can be obtained from each. All methods also focus on how instructional materials address the needs of diverse learners, including students with disabilities and second-language learners. (AIM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study