Research and Curriculum Development: Some issues

Macdonald, James B.; Spodek, Bernard
February 1966
Educational Leadership;Feb1966, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p417
The article presents issues related to the curriculum research and development. The up coming criterion of curriculum development has many positive points in its favor, the association of these research-development projects to the progress of curriculum adoption at the local level raises various matters. Researchers usually concern themselves with technological questions, imposing the consequences of various educational practices. The method of estimating curriculum research and making decisions about the admittance of curriculum innovations in programs for children is very difficult. For the curriculum innovations, the curriculum worker has to dependent upon the curriculum researcher. The curriculum worker determining the adoption of a program in compensatory education provides an implicit consent to the values underlying the program.


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