Criteria for Curriculum Development

Wickert, Jack J.
January 1973
Educational Leadership;Jan1973, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p339
The article examines criteria for curriculum development, and tests these criteria in existing school systems in the United States. First, there is a clear statement of the school's philosophy. Second, the curriculum tasks to be accomplished are understood by the respective groups and committees appointed to do the work in curricular areas. Third, school organization and instructional patterns and facilities are determined by the curriculum. Fourth, the board of education translates the curriculum goals into operational policies. Fifth, the school staff is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of the curriculum. Sixth, objectives for the learner are written in behavioral terms on all subject areas.


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