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Svoboda, William S. – 1979
The paper describes possible approaches to career education in the social studies curriculum and suggests criteria for decision-making strategies and assessing readiness for change. The first section describes roles of career education in social studies which range from doing nothing to replacing the total present content with career education.…
Descriptors: Career Education, Change Strategies, Curriculum Development, Decision Making
Killough, Joseph – 1972
Several intermediate performance objectives and corresponding criterion measures are listed for each of 25 terminal objectives for a basic appliance repair course. The materials were developed for a 36-week course (2 hours daily) designed to enable the student to be well-grounded in the fundamentals of electricity as well as applied electricity.…
Descriptors: Appliance Repair, Behavioral Objectives, Criterion Referenced Tests, Curriculum Guides
Bertch, Julie – 1985
The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) movement has gone from valuable but less effective individual efforts to organized, district- and campus-supported projects based on goals for improved student learning in every area and every program. On the college level, WAC takes two forms: a more traditional, formally structured approach from faculty…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Content Area Writing, Curriculum Development, Two Year Colleges
Hesse, Douglas – 1987
Most textbooks, ignoring current narrative theory, fail to explain a large number of published essays containing narrative. To challenge textbook definitions of narratives, three points should be made: (1) a clear distinction should be recognized between narratives making points and narratives proving points, (2) the textbook equating of…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Discourse Analysis, Essays, Literary Criticism
Figueiredo, Eliane L.; Sisto, Fermino F. – 1997
The evolution of creative thought was examined, an examination that resulted in the construction of universal criteria for analysis and detailed evidence for the evolution of novelty, i.e. how children create knowledge. The collected data came from 200 students from the United States and 200 from Brazil. Each of the 10 age groups (from 4 to 13…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Comparative Analysis, Creative Thinking, Creativity
American Inst. for Research, Washington, DC. Washington Research Center. – 1994
This document lists and outlines the specific educational objectives of the content of the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress's Geography Assessment. The document is divided into two sections: "Assessment Specifications" and "Exercise Specifications." The "Assessment Specifications" provide an overall…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Background, Educational Needs
Paul, Richard W.; Binker, A. J. A., Ed. – 1990
A collection of papers that individually and collectively make the argument that critical thinking needs to be placed at the heart of educational reform make up this volume. Thirty-nine papers are organized into three main sections: Section I is entitled: What Is Critical Thinking? This section contains the following papers: (1) The critical…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Stapp, William B. – 1972
The third wave of conservation--a movement directed at improving the quality of our total environment and developing an environmentally literate, responsive, and responsible citizenry--is highlighted in this speech, serving as the basis and need for developing environmental education programs. Identifying and developing educational programs that…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Educational Needs, Environmental Education, Fundamental Concepts
Anderson, Scarvia B. – 1979
In a speech on minimum competency testing, the author discusses four issues which are still unresolved. The first is the need to recognize the political overtones which gave impetus to the competency movement as a reaction against the perceived failures of the schools and teacher education institutions, rather than as a concern for student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accountability, Basic Skills
Cassidy, Fr. Thomas – 1970
This thesis attempts to analyze one particular aspect of the development activities of some fifty social studies projects, namely, the role of political science and its materials within the projects. The paper is divided into four chapters. The first seeks to give a brief analysis of the curriculum development projects in recent years in terms of:…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Citizenship, Cognitive Objectives
Nappi, Andrew T., Ed.; Suglia, Anthony F., Ed. – 1984
Designed for use in grades K-12, award winning teacher-developed projects and courses in economics are described. Descriptions indicate grade level, project background, time allotment, objectives, activities, and evaluation. Arranged into 5 chapters, chapter 1 suggests ways to teach economic concepts to grades K-3. Projects include a lesson on…
Descriptors: Awards, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Economics Education
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