ERIC Number: ED432956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Getting Started: Planning Curriculum Transformation. Women in the Curriculum Series.
This guide is intended to help college faculty and administrators initiate, plan, and conduct faculty development and curriculum projects concerned with incorporating the content and perspectives of women's studies and ethnic studies into college curricula. It describes the major stages and components of successful curriculum transformation projects based on analysis of approximately 180 such projects developed since 1980. Chapter 1 offers an overview of curriculum transformation, including a brief history and a discussion of its effects on faculty and students. Chapter 2, on beginning a project, stresses goal definition, project leadership and structure, soliciting campus support, and funding. Chapter 3 describes various project models, including workshops, seminars, and study groups; summer institutes; consortial projects; and use of outside consultants. Chapter 4 examines workshop content and dynamics; chapter 5 deals with resistance. Chapter 6, by Beth Vanfossen, is on project evaluation, and discusses reasons for evaluating projects, types of evaluation, deciding what to measure, and evaluation steps. The final chapter is on institutionalizing project results. Appendices provide additional information on the process of faculty change, versions of feminist phase/stage theory, and integration of ethnic content. (Contains 49 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Faculty), Ethnic Groups, Females, Higher Education, Program Development, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD. National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women.
Note: For related documents in this series, see HE 032 663-689.