ERIC Number: ED411547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Transitional Course Outline: English IV. Transformations: Kentucky's Curriculum Framework. Draft.
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Providing help to teachers and schools attempting to achieve the vision of the Kentucky Educational Reform Act (KERA) which shifts the focus of instruction to student use and application of knowledge, this paper presents a sample course outline as a starting point for course development. The paper begins with one example of a course description for English IV, a high school language arts course designed to refine students' communication skills and which focuses on written and oral composition and the study of historical, cultural, and aesthetic significance of classical and contemporary British and/or world literature. The paper then discusses targeting outcomes; presents a goals and outcomes correlation chart; discusses course outcomes; addresses content and content guidelines (including suggested reading materials); presents charts illustrating how students become active, investigative learners who can demonstrate learning in meaningful ways; presents assessment activities; and presents a sample unit development format. Appendixes contain the 6 KERA goals and sample items from KIRIS assessments. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990