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Doll, William E., Jr. – Theory into Practice, 1979
An examination of weaknessess in behaviorist and humanist models of education evaluation provides a basis for a structuralist model. This model is grounded in developmental stages, the structure of the child and the curriculum, and the idea of education as a bridge between these structures to assist the development of the child. (JMF)
Descriptors: Accountability, Behavioral Objectives, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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Doll, William E., Jr. – Theory into Practice, 1983
Progressive education influenced, but did not alter, the fundamental behaviorist-associationist model dominating education in the twentieth century. Post-industrial society will need the intellectual and creative abilities that the progressives fostered. Jean Piaget's work offers a model for growth and development that is an alternative to…
Descriptors: Conventional Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy
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Doll, William E., Jr. – Theory into Practice, 1986
A developmental model of equilibrium-disequilibrium-reequilibration is set forth, and a transformative curriculum is proposed. The author argues that a transformative curriculum fits a reality that is complex, temporal, and multiple better than does a measured curriculum which is uniform. (MT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Theories, Piagetian Theory