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ERIC Number: ED542131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1931
Pages: 88
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Current Practices in the Construction of State Courses of Study. Bulletin, 1931, No. 4
Langvick, Mina M.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The purpose of this study is to analyze current practices in the construction of State courses of study. Available State courses of study, reports of survey commissions and educational officials, and other State educational publications have been examined to discover the problems considered significant by State educational officials and the methods of procedure which they have employed. The reports indicate that in a few of the States preliminary to curriculum revision the causes of pupil failure have been analyzed, and data for desirable changes in time allotment, in grade placement of subject matter, and basis criteria for determining promotion have been sought. Among the problems of curriculum construction which are considered in the publications analyzed are: Should the State department of education publish state course of study? If so, will one course of study fit the different types of school organization represented in the State? Should programs for curriculum revision be continuous? Should they precede textbook selections? Who should construct State courses of study? How should the work of state-wide curriculum commissions be coordinated and integrated? Individual sections contain tables and footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)