Originally published in 1972. This is a practical and comprehensive guide to planning and developing a curriculum which will give both professional and prospective teachers a clearer insight into this vital part of the teacher's role. The study of objectives, selection and organisation of content and methods, evaluation, the total situation, various settings for curriculum development and the advantages of co-operative curriculum planning are among the aspects considered but they are always linked to the school and classroom situation with frequent examples of curriculum development based on the principles outlined. The authors’ wide experience of helping teachers plan their own curriculum and their first-hand experience of curriculum development projects makes them well placed to understand the problems confronting the teacher.
Table of Contents
Glossary 1. The Need for Curriculum Development 2. Curriculum Process: Situation Analysis 3. Curriculum Process: Objectives 4. Curriculum Process: Content 5. Curriculum Process: Methods 6. Curriculum Process: Evaluation 7. Contributing Disciplines 8. Some Practical Considerations 9. Conclusion 10. Appendices: A. Primary Example to Illustrate Curriculum Process; B. Secondary Example to Illustrate Curriculum Process. For Further Study