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ERIC Number: ED447557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing a Curricular Sequence for a Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.
Harris, Ben M.
An effort to build a curricular framework for doctoral study at the University of Texas-Pan American, using themes and standards proposed by the Council of Chief State School Officers and others, is described. A small faculty group undertook to simultaneously develop a curricular sequence of course topics while initiating a new doctoral program using a traditional set of course titles. Issues, concepts, theories, problems, and other content topics were identified, categorized, and submitted to review using a forced-choice inventory technique with perceptions of students, faculty, and practitioner-leaders responding. Findings include initial consensus around both high priority and least chosen topics leading to extending the content items to fit a theme and standards matrix. Initial data on perceived priorities also served to sequence topics over a 3-year program calendar and provided the basis for assigning priority topics to one or more course offerings. A follow-up on these curriculum development efforts is reported using the choices of new, more diverse doctoral student groups in the second year of the program. New priorities for content emphasis, some changes in content/course relationships, and the need for new courses are suggested. Attachments provide a complete listing of all topics organized by program year, themes, and standards along with the revised forced-choice inventory used for the follow-up analysis of doctoral student perceptions. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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