ERIC Number: ED542131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1931
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.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Course Content, State Curriculum Guides, State Programs, State Officials, State Policy, Educational Policy, State Agencies, Agency Role, State Departments of Education, Public Schools, School Organization, State Standards, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning, Textbook Selection, Textbooks, School Law, Educational Legislation, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Elementary School Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum, Educational Research, Research Utilization, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Early Childhood Education
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
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)