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  1. The project for an energy-enriched curriculum: Final report

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    1984-01-01

    The Project for an Energy-Enriched Curriculum (PEEC) reported was a long-running effort at infusing energy/environment/economics (E/E/E) themes into the K-12 curriculum. While it was conducted as a single integrated effort by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), it is supported by a series of contracts and grants, during the period 1976 to 1984, from the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the US Department of Energy (DOE).

  2. Manufacturing Curriculum Grant. Final Report.

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    Scarborough, Jule Dee

    A manufacturing curriculum for secondary vocational programs was designed to bridge the gap between grades 9-10 level courses and the community college-level curriculum of the Illinois Plan for Industrial Education. During the project, a literature review of manufacturing curriculum materials was conducted, a manufacturing conceptual framework was…

  3. Entrepreneurship. Curriculum Utilization. Final Report.

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    Parkway West Area Vocational-Technical School, Oakdale, PA.

    This report is the outcome of a project to review existing competency-based entrepreneurship curriculum materials and develop a 30-hour course to be used in all vocational-technical curricula at Parkway West Area Vocational School (Pennsylvania). Following a brief project description, the bulk of the document is composed of a teacher's manual and…

  4. Business Lab Curriculum. Final Report.

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    Dill, Cheri; Weitman, Karlene

    Curriculum materials are provided for courses to be taught in business labs, including typing I, advanced and production typing, office procedures (clerical and secretarial), recordkeeping, accounting I and II, consumer math, and business law. Introductory materials include suggestions for setting up labs and a listing of required and suggested…

  5. Energy Management Technician Curriculum Development. Final Report.

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    Sarvis, Robert E.

    This document is the result of an effort to develop a comprehensive curriculum to train community college students as energy management technicians. The main body of the document contains the energy management technician training curriculum and course content for the proposed courses in the two-year sequence; a report of how the curriculum was…

  6. Final Report on Preschool Mathematics Curriculum Project.

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    Adkins, Dorothy C.; And Others

    The research reported in this paper is the result of a project to develop a preschool mathematics curriculum for economically deprived children in Hawaii. The developed materials were tested with preschool children in Head Start classes and a preliminary assessment of the curriculum was made. An attempt was made to evaluate the curriculum which…

  7. Preschool Mathematics Curriculum Project. Final Report.

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    Adkins, Dorothy C.; And Others

    The present project provided for the development of a detailed quantitative curriculum appropriate for use in Head Start classes, trial of the developed materials with preschool children in Hawaii, and preliminary assessment of the curriculum in comparison with a more spontaneous, informal quantitative classroom experience. Directions for tasks…

  8. Development of Home Health Aide Curriculum Project. Final Report.

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    Brown, Patricia

    This package contains materials intended for use in a new home health aide curriculum that is designed to be presented as a two-quarter program at Tacoma Community College in Tacoma, Washington. Included in the package are a final report outlining the objectives and outcomes of the project to develop a home health aide curriculum that would meet…

  9. Washington State Nursing Home Administrator Model Curriculum. Final Report.

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    Cowan, Florence Kelly

    The course outlines presented in this final report comprise a proposed Fort Steilacoom Community College curriculum to be used as a statewide model two-year associate degree curriculum for nursing home administrators. The eight courses described are introduction to nursing, home administration, financial management of nursing homes, nursing home…

  10. HOSPITALITY EDUCATION CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. FINAL REPORT.

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    DOMMER, CAROLYN

    THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT WAS TO GAIN INFORMATION USEFUL IN DEVELOPING PROGRAMS FOR PREPARING PERSONS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN OCCUPATIONS INVOLVING HOME ECONOMICS KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS AND FOR PREPARING TEACHERS. THE INITIAL CURRICULUM IN HOSPITALITY EDUCATION, TRAINING IN TRADE AND PERSONAL SERVICE OCCUPATIONS PROVIDING FOOD, LODGING, AND RECREATION,…

  11. Solar Energy Installers Curriculum Guides. Final Report.

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    Walker, Gene C.

    A project was conducted to develop solar energy installers curriculum guides for use in high school vocational centers and community colleges. Project activities included researching job competencies for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry and determining through interviews and manufacturers' literature what additional…

  12. Vocational Curriculum Resource Assessment. Final Report.

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    Northeastern Univ., Boston, MA. Center for Secondary School Work Experience Education.

    A project assessed the vocational curriculum resources available to teachers in Connecticut and determined whether these resources met needs of vocational educators. The project was designed as a series of 48 in-depth, on-site interviews at regional vocational-technical schools, educational resource centers, secondary schools, the State Department…

  13. Motorcycle Education Curriculum Specifications. Final Report.

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    McKnight, A. James; And Others

    This report contains specifications for a motorcycle safety education curriculum designed to reduce the incidence and severity of motorcycle accidents. The specifications prescribe objectives, prerequisites, methods, materials, equipment, facilities, and proficiency measures for six units of instruction: (1) basic riding skills, (2) street riding…

  14. Vocational Education Curriculum Development. Final Report.

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    Schlichting, Harley

    A project was conducted at the University of Missouri-Columbia to develop, revise, and complete curriculum materials for nine secondary vocational education programs and specialized areas: forestry, advanced crops, clerical/secretarial, junior high home economics, textile fibers, drafting and design, metals, licensed practical nursing/advanced…

  15. Civil Highway Curriculum Evaluation. Final Report.

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    Prindiville, Gerald

    The purpose of the civil highway curriculum evaluation was to provide data for course review and revision. As civil engineering is a rapidly changing occupational field, it is important to determine what skills are currently essential for civil highway technicians. The associate degree programs in the four Wisconsin technical institutes offering…

  16. Leading Curriculum Innovation in Primary Schools Project: A Final Report

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    Brundrett, Mark; Duncan, Diane

    2015-01-01

    This article provides the final report on a research project that investigated the ways in which curriculum innovation can be led successfully in primary schools. Data gathering included 40 semi-structured interviews in 10 successful primary schools in England of varying sizes and types and in a range of geographical and social locations. Findings…

  17. A Senior High School Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum. Final Report.

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    City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll. High School.

    The Hunter College High School Twelfth grade humanities curriculum was designed to end the artificiality between life and learning as found in the traditional program of studies. An effort was made to restructure the final year of high school to focus on Man rather than subjects, to see the interrelationships of the disciplines, and to end the…

  18. Science and Engineering Technician Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.

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    Mowery, Donald R.; Wolf, Lawrence J.

    Project SET (Science and Engineering for Technicians) developed a series of study guides designed to teach generic science and engineering skills to students interested in becoming technicians. An entire 2-year curriculum is encompassed by these guides, geared for 2-year college students. Described in this final report are the project's rationale,…

  19. Competency Based Curriculum Guide for Practical Nursing Education in Virginia. Final Report.

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    Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA. Dept. of Industrial Arts Education.

    This final report contains a three-page narrative and extensive appendixes, including correspondence, surveys, field test evaluation and guide, and the Competency-Based Curriculum Guide for Practical Nursing Education in Virginia developed by the project. The over 200-page curriculum guide presents a suggested master curriculum for a twelve or…

  20. Provincially and Locally Initiated Curriculum Program Assessment, Final Report.

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    1999

    This report is an independent assessment of the Provincially Initiated Curriculum (PIC) and Locally Initiated Curriculum (LIC) for British Columbia's Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology (C2T2), which manages both PIC and LIC projects. The report makes four recommendations for C2T2's consideration: (1) a renewed emphasis on communication…

  1. Multiple Intelligences: Curriculum and Assessment Project. Final Report

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    Hyland, Aine, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    The "Multiple Intelligences, Curriculum and Assessment Project" at University College Cork was a collaborative project carried out between 1995 and 1999. The key research question focused on whether Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences could be applied to, and enhance, aspects of curriculum and assessment at primary and…

  2. Development of a Solar Related Vocational Training Curriculum. Final Report.

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    Charles, John F.

    A project developed a solar-related vocational training curriculum for use in the general technical trades training curriculum. Forty-seven firms comprising Washington State's "solar industry" were surveyed to identify existing and emerging solar-related occupations and prerequisites for entry. Results indicated that solar technologies…

  3. Neutral Site Planning Project, Final Report. Volume III: Curriculum Development.

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    Providence School Dept., RI.

    A curriculum package designed for Providence, Rhode Island's proposed magnet school program is presented in this report. Included are the curricula for Health Careers, Creative, Performing and Communications Arts, Business and Management, and Government and Law Magnet Programs. General information about each curriculum covers overall goals,…

  4. Project ESL/Careers Curriculum. Final Report 1983-1984.

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    Atlantic Community Coll., Mays Landing, NJ.

    This curriculum guide was developed at Atlantic Community College as part of a program to facilitate the training of persons with limited English-speaking ability for jobs, especially jobs in Atlantic City casinos. The project aimed to teach job skills and life coping skills along with English. The curriculum guide contains 10 units. Approximately…

  5. Curriculum for Energy Use and Conservation Technicians. Final Report.

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    Hull Daniel M.

    A project designed a national curriculum model for Energy Conservation-and-Use Technicians (ECUTs) and developed and tested instructional materials for use in the courses. The two-year postsecondary ECUT curriculum was designed to provide an interdisciplinary technical base (electrical, mechanical, thermal, and fluidal principles) and technical…

  6. A Curriculum Guide for Cardiovascular Technologist. Final Report.

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    Wojdylak, Michael A.; Filippelli, Anthony J.

    This curriculum guide was developed as a result of a project conducted in Pennsylvania to review, update, and revise the vocational-technical curriculum for cardiovascular technologists. The guide is organized in five sections. The first section describes the project, while the second section lists the minimum essentials for a cardiovascular…

  7. Fiber Optics Technician. Curriculum Research Project. Final Report.

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    Whittington, Herschel K.

    A study examined the role of technicians in the fiber optics industry and determined those elements that should be included in a comprehensive curriculum to prepare fiber optics technicians for employment in the Texas labor market. First the current literature, including the ERIC database and equipment manufacturers' journals were reviewed. After…

  8. Infusing Commodity Marketing into the Agriculture Curriculum. Final Report.

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    Northeast Arkansas Educational Cooperative, Strawberry.

    A project was conducted in Arkansas to infuse commodity marketing content into the agriculture curriculum. Thirty-three schools were selected to participate in the program; teachers from those schools attended a 2-day inservice program presented by a state coordinator for the project. The state coordinator also provided supervision and technical…

  9. Updating of the Curriculum for Industrial Refrigeration Course. Final Report.

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    Eley, Robert H.

    A project was conducted at Wenatchee Valley College (Washington) to update the curriculum for the industrial refrigeration technician course. First, resource groups and information networks were contacted in order to obtain a wide range of available resources. In addition, contractors, manufacturers, and government agencies that serve the Pacific…

  10. Electro-Optical Laser Technology. Curriculum Utilization. Final Report.

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    Nawn, John H.

    This report describes a program to prepare students for employment as laser technicians and laser operators and to ensure that they have the necessary skills required by the industry. The objectives are to prepare a curriculum and syllabus for an associate degree program in Electro-Optical Laser Technology. The 2-year Electro-Optical Laser program…

  11. Competency Based Curriculum in Two Agribusiness Types. Final Report.

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    Legacy, James

    A project was conducted to (1) validate meat processing and grain elevator operation tasks for Illinois by relevant agricultural businesses, (2) conduct a national review of teaching materials in the target agribusiness areas, and (3) provide inservice training and develop a self-instruction, competency-based curriculum guide for Illinois…

  12. Final Report: Interactive Technology Literacy Curriculum Online (ITLC Online)

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    Robinson, Linda; Johanson, Joyce; Schneider, Carol; Hutinger, Patricia

    2006-01-01

    Interactive Technology Literacy Curriculum Online (ITLC Online) was a Steppingstones of Technology Innovation for Students with Disabilities Phase 1 (Development) project awarded to the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood (the Center) at Western Illinois University (WIU). ITLC Online's goal was to improve services for young children with…

  13. Passenger Transportation and Travel Curriculum Guide. Final Report.

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    Lininger, Carol

    This curriculum guide provides materials for a course in passenger transportation and travel. The four-credit, competency-based program provides students with skills necessary to obtain employment in the aviation industry, travel agencies, hotel/motel management, and car rental agencies. An overview of vocational-technical education at the school…

  14. Realtime Caption Reporting Curriculum Development--Year Two. Final Report.

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    Amarillo Coll., TX.

    An associate degree program to train real-time caption reporters was developed at Amarillo College in Texas. The competency-based curriculum contained steno caption writer and certified court reporter options. The program featured internships at a local television station, during which students received individual hands-on training conducted by…

  15. A Procedure Manual for the Health Assistant Curriculum: Final Report.

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    Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.

    A secondary education health assistant curriculum procedure manual for six occupational areas is presented. The six areas, the number of procedures described for each area, and an example procedure follow: nursing assistant, forty-six (assist patient to and from a wheelchair); home health assistant, six (baby holds); medical/dental offices…

  16. Curriculum Development in Craft Sewing as a Vocation. Final Report.

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    Bourque, Janet; And Others

    This curriculum is designed to serve as a guide for use by teachers conducting a course in crafts sewing as a business. Covered in the individual units of the course are the following topics: business skills (law, finance, insurance, and computer use); psychology and ethics (the effect of business on home and family, and ethical and effective…

  17. Development of a Curriculum in Laser Technology. Final Report.

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    Wasserman, William J.

    A Seattle Central Community College project visited existing programs, surveyed need, and developed a curriculum for a future program in Laser-Electro-Optics (LEO) Technology. To establish contacts and view successful programs, project staff made visits to LEO technology programs at San Jose City College and Texas State Technical Institute, Center…

  18. Alternative Energy Curriculum for Trade and Industry Exploratory. Final Report.

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    University of Central Arkansas, Conway.

    This study was a descriptive curriculum research project covering the development of learning packets on alternative energy. The purpose of the project was to improve instruction in trades and industry exploratory programs by providing alternative energy materials. It was anticipated that the use of a prepared learning package would facilitate the…

  19. Managerial Skills in Vocational Education Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.

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    Clayton, Dean; Park, Ok

    A project was conducted to develop, field test, and disseminate a curriculum guide for vocational education teachers to use in teaching managerial skills to vocational education students on the secondary level. After a cadre of 20 Arkansas secondary vocational education teachers who were either directly involved or interested in establishing a…

  20. Research of Curriculum Content, Data Processing Program. Final Report.

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    Stoehr, Keith; And Others

    A study was conducted to assess the relationship between data processing competencies taught in Wisconsin Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education District Data Processing programs and on-the-job demands, as a basis for curriculum review and revision. A sample of program graduates, their employers, and instructors were asked to rate 75…

  1. Senior Year Intensified Demonstration Curriculum Program. Final Report.

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    Cook, Fred S.; And Others

    The study sought to determine the possibility and feasibility of developing an intensified curriculum system that would provide high school seniors (with no prerequisite business courses) with those minimum skills essential for securing an entry job in selected occupational clusters. The first part of this two-faceted study involved the…

  2. Safe Performance Curriculum--Student Materials. Driver Education Curriculum for Secondary Schools. Final Revision.

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    Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.

    This driver education curriculum for secondary students contains three learning activity packages (LAPs). The first LAP provides an overview and orientation to the course. The second LAP covers the basic control procedures for driving a car. The third LAP covers several tasks involved in normal driving, including observing, communicating,…

  3. Computer Aided Drafting Curriculum for Vocational Drafting. A Competency Based Unit of Instruction. Final Report.

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    Peck, Greg

    This document contains (1) the final report of a project to develop a computer-aided drafting (CAD) curriculum and (2) a competency-based unit of instruction for use with the CADAPPLE system. The final report states the problem and project objective, presents conclusions and recommendations, and includes survey instruments. The unit is designed…

  4. Intermediate Science Curriculum Study, Part B, Final Report.

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    Burkman, Ernest

    The second volume of a two-volume final report includes 13 appendices and a bibliography. The appendices relate to readability test results, program growth, testing schedules, conferences, information publications, the ISCS Center Leader Concept, agenda for meetings, demonstration schools, materials development contributors, sample conference…

  5. Pathways to Practice. A Series of Final Reports on the SREB Nursing Curriculum Project.

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    Haase, Patricia T.

    Five final reports on the Nursing Curriculum Project of the Southern Regional Education Board are presented. The reports include (1) RN (Registered Nursing) Education: The Basic Issues; (2) Types of RN Programs; (3) Planning and Operating an RN Program; (4) Acclimating the Novice Nurse: Whose Responsibility? and (5) Statewide Planning for Nursing.…

  6. The Early Childhood Interactive Technology Literacy Curriculum Project: A Final Report.

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    Hutinger, Patricia; Robinsosn, Linda; Schneider, Carol; Johanson, Joyce

    This final report describes the activities and outcomes of the Interactive Technology Literacy Curriculum (ITLC) project. This federally funded 5-year model demonstration project was designed to advance the availability, quality, use and effectiveness of computer technology in addressing the acquisition of emergent literacy among young children…

  7. Demonstration of the Competency-Based Curriculum for Distributive Education and Distributive Cooperative Training Programs. Final Report.

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    Marshall Univ., Huntington, WV. Dept. of Occupational, Adult, and Safety Education.

    A core curriculum, training plans, and implementation guide developed by the project are included in this final report, which describes activities to resolve problems encountered by teachers using the IDECC (Interstate Distributive Education Curriculum Consortium) system designed for distributive education (DE) and diversified cooperative training…

  8. Driver Education Curriculums for Secondary Schools: User Guidelines. Safe Performance Curriculum and Pre-Driver Licensing Course. Final Report.

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    Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.

    The essential characteristics of the Safe Performance Curriculum and the Pre- Driver Licensing Course are described, and the administrative guidelines for their implementation provided. The course was pilot tested in the Kansas City, Missouri school system in 1973 and 1974. The instructional approach uses a combination of independent study,…

  9. Evaluation and Dissemination of the Electrical Power Engineering Technology Curriculum Model. Final Report.

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    McNeill, Perry R.; And Others

    Described is a project initiated to evaluate and disseminate the Electrical Power Engineering Technology Curriculum developed at Oklahoma State University. The objective of the evaluation phase, to have the original model curriculum evaluated by both present and potential employers, was accomplished in a two-day workshop with participation of…

  10. Improving the Precollegiate Curriculum on Latin America, Grades 6-12. Final Performance Report.

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    Wirth, John D.

    The Latin America Project, which developed print and nonprint materials for use in grades 6-12, is described. The two-year effort was conducted in five phases: survey of existing materials; the development of curriculum units; review of curriculum by teachers attending summer institutes; field testing and evaluation; and dissemination. Titles of…

  11. Articulated Curriculum for Agricultural Occupations. 2 + 2. Second Year Final Report.

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    Daingerfield-Lone Star Independent School District, Daingerfield, TX.

    The Agriculture 2+2 Curriculum Development Project was an articulated training program linking the last 2 years of secondary and the first 2 years of postsecondary training designed to prepare students for employment in 3 or more agricultural technology occupations. The curriculum provided for the development of saleable skills after grade 12 and…

  12. Agricultural Energy Curriculum Development Project. Research and Development Project in Career Education, Vocational. Final Project.

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    Wacholz, Marlin

    A project was conducted to develop energy instructional units which would fit into each year of a three-year farm business management curriculum. Four curriculum units which focus on fertilizer management in crop production were developed. The first unit was designed to develop farmers' awareness of energy as a vital resource to their businesses…

  13. Development and Testing of a Nuclear Quality Assurance/Quality Control Technician Curriculum. Final Report.

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    Espy, John; And Others

    A project was conducted to field test selected first- and second-year courses in a postsecondary nuclear quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) technician curriculum and to develop the teaching/learning modules for seven technical specialty courses remaining in the QA/QC technician curriculum. The field testing phase of the project involved the…

  14. Making Effective Use of Curriculum Flexibility in Primary Schools. Final Report

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    Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, 2007

    2007-01-01

    It is now six years since schools and education authorities were encouraged to review how available time is used to provide all learners with a motivating and challenging experience. Circular 3/2001 "Guidance on Flexibility in the Curriculum" set out the rationale for innovation within the curriculum and the need to think creatively about how best…

  15. Development of Articulated Competency-Based Curriculum in Laser/Electro-Optics Technology. Final Report.

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    Luzerne County Community Coll., Nanticoke, PA.

    A project was conducted at the Community College of Luzerne County (Pennsylvania) to develop, in cooperation with area vocational-technical schools, the first year of a competency-based curriculum in laser/electro-optics technology. Existing programs were reviewed and private sector input was sought in developing the curriculum and identifying…

  16. Energy and Water Conservation Curriculum Development in Irrigation Technology for the Pacific Northwest. Final Report.

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    Peterson, James R.

    This project was conducted to develop curriculum materials for classes in energy and water conservation for the Irrigation Technology Program at Walla Walla Community College. To develop the curriculum, the principal investigator read and analyzed materials on the subjects of water and energy conservation, participated in a short course on drip…

  17. Task Analysis and Descriptions of Required Job Competencies for Robotics/Automated Systems Technicians. Final Report. Volume 2. Curriculum Planning Guide.

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    Hull, Daniel M.; Lovett, James E.

    This volume of the final report for the Robotics/Automated Systems Technician (RAST) curriculum project is a curriculum planning guide intended for school administrators, faculty, and student counselors/advisors. It includes step-by-step procedures to help institutions evaluate their community's needs and their capabilities to meet these needs in…

  18. A Development Curriculum Plan To Achieve a Sequenced Curriculum between High School Courses in Automotive Mechanics and the Mattatuck Community College Automotive Technician Program. Final Report.

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    Mattatuck Community Coll., Waterbury, CT.

    This document contains a developmental curriculum plan for an articulated curriculum in automotive mechanics for Connecticut's Mattatuck Community College and area high schools. The curriculum guide includes a course description, criteria for evaluation, attendance policy, objectives, a curriculum outline, a three-part automotive technician test,…

  19. A Developmental Curriculum Plan To Achieve a Sequenced Curriculum between High School Courses in Food Preparation and the Mattatuck Community College Hospitality/Food Services Program. Final Report.

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    Mattatuck Community Coll., Waterbury, CT.

    This document contains a developmental curriculum plan for an articulated curriculum in hospitality/food service for Connecticut's Mattatuck Community College and area high schools. The curriculum guide includes a course description, criteria for evaluation, attendance policy, objectives, a curriculum area outline, 17 content area objectives, a…

  20. Final Report of Project Curriculum Development: Pulsed Tig Welding, 1978-1979.

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    Atlantic County Area Vocational-Technical School, NJ.

    Designed to help unemployed and disadvantaged workers find new career opportunities, this curriculum provides vocational students with a basic course of instruction in pulsed tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The first of four sections provides a general background of welding, the welding industry, and welding processes. Section 2 focuses on…

  1. Chemical Operations Technology Curriculum Development Project. PY95 Final Detailed Report.

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    Texas State Technical Coll., Marshall.

    A model curriculum for an associate of applied science degree in chemical operations technology (COT) was developed at Texas State Technical College in Marshall, Texas. First, a comprehensive analysis of the local and statewide labor market demand for trained personnel in the advanced field of COT was conducted. Next, a comprehensive task analysis…

  2. The Cognitively Oriented Curriculum: A Framework for Preschool Teachers. Final Report. Volume I of 2 Volumes.

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    Weikart, David P.; And Others

    This report describes the Cognitively Oriented Curriculum based on Piagetian theory which is used in the Perry Preschool Project. The purpose of this long-term project is to help educationally disadvantaged Negro children develop the concepts and abilities necessary for academic success. The Piagetian theory of cognitive development is discussed…

  3. Development and Implementation of a Curriculum for Nurse Refresher Course. Final Report.

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    Eggland, Carol

    The project reported here was done to design and implement a model curriculum for a nurse refresher course to update the unemployed nurse's knowledge and skills in preparation for a return to employment. This report begins with an abstract of the project, a course evaluation based on the second of two field tests, and a brief course syllabus. The…

  4. Curriculum Development, Refinement and Testing of Performance Indicators for Selected Vocational Programs. Final Report.

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    Stella, Carolyn Rose

    Curriculum materials are provided for 15 vocational programs. Each course is divided into units, for which a lesson plan is provided. The lesson plans vary slightly by course but generally contain these components: unit title, goal and/or objective, content outline, rationale, procedures, a list of required materials, recommended form of…

  5. Secondary-Postsecondary Curriculum Development in Automotive Mechanics. Automotive Electrical Competencies. Final Report.

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    Hoepner, Ronald

    Developed as part of a competency-based curriculum in automotive mechanics which is usable by students at both the secondary and postsecondary levels, this learning package focuses on automotive electrical systems. It is the first unit to be published in a series of eight which will cover the eight subject areas on the national certification…

  6. Integrating Computers into the Accounting Curriculum Using an IBM PC Network. Final Report.

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    Shaoul, Jean

    Noting the increased use of microcomputers in commerce and the accounting profession, the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Manchester recognized the importance of integrating microcomputers into the accounting curriculum and requested and received a grant to develop an integrated study environment in which students would…

  7. Cost Analysis of Curriculum Programs. A Technical Report. Occupational Education Research Project Final Report.

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    Semple, Robert M.; West, David B.

    A research project was undertaken to design, develop, implement, and test a model to examine and evaluate curriculum programs on a cost efficiency basis. The researchers used existing information and the computerized data management system at Nash Technical College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to evaluate the cost effectiveness of each…

  8. A Social Studies Curriculum for a Modern World. The Marin Social Studies Project. Final Report.

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    Lester, G. Sidney; And Others

    The major portion of this report provides a narrative summary and description of the work of the project, its context, evaluation, and recommendations. The major objectives of this three-year project were to: 1) field test and evaluate new K-12 social studies curriculum project materials, and 2) design a new K-12 social studies framework based on…

  9. Performance Based Curriculum Development for Disadvantaged and Handicapped Students. Final Report [and] Modules.

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    Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.

    This project was undertaken to develop a model for the construction of curriculum material using Vocational Technical Consortium of States (VTECS) occupational information as the primary background source. Each instructional package developed related to one specific task listed in the VTECS catalog and was totally self-contained. The packages were…

  10. Environmental Technology (Laboratory Analysis and Environmental Sampling) Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.

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    Hinojosa, Oscar V.; Guillen, Alfonso

    A project assessed the need and developed a curriculum for environmental technology (laboratory analysis and environmental sampling) in the emerging high technology centered around environmental safety and health in Texas. Initial data were collected through interviews by telephone and in person and through onsite visits. Additional data was…

  11. Developing a Competency-Based Component for the Connecticut Vocational Agriculture Curriculum. Final Report.

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    EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.

    Competencies are identified for the four primary instructional areas of the Connecticut Vocational Agriculture Curriculum: plant science, agricultural mechanics, natural resources, and animal science. The competencies for each instructional area are divided into those for exploratory units generally appropriate for instruction at the…

  12. Final Report: Results from Accessing Curriculum through Technology Tools (ACTTT), A Model Development Project

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    Johanson, Joyce; Clark, Letha; Daytner, Katrina; Robinson, Linda

    2009-01-01

    Accessing Curriculum through Technology Tools (ACTTT), a model development project, was developed and tested by staff of the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood (the Center), a research and development unit within the College of Education and Human Services at Western Illinois University. The major goal of ACTTT was to develop,…

  13. An Evaluation of the V-TECS Curriculum in Mississippi. Final Report.

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    Mississippi Univ., University. Bureau of Educational Research.

    To evaluate the utility and appropriateness of the Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States (V-TECS) curriculum materials used by vocational and technical instructors in Mississippi, a series of personal interviews were conducted with 62 program directors and 215 faculty members (from both the junior college and secondary levels) who…

  14. Identification of a Core Curriculum in Gerontology for Allied Health Professionals. Final Report.

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    Hedl, John J.; And Others

    The overall goal of this project was to identify a core curriculum in gerontology for seven allied health professions (radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, respiratory therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, physical therapy assistant, and occupational therapy assistant). The project also identified the current state of gerontology…

  15. Central Services PREP (A Curriculum for Sterilization Technicians in the Workplace). Final Report.

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    Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc., Harrisburg, PA.

    A workplace literacy curriculum for entry-level hospital workers who sterilize medical equipment for doctors and nurses was developed, tested, and published in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An assessment was conducted to identify the needs of the hospital's management and the literacy skills needed by its central services prep department, and…

  16. Individualized/Mediated Curriculum Materials Development for Vocational Education. Final Report.

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    Evans, Shirley; Young, Amy

    The Media Center at State Fair Community College and State Fair Area Vocational-Technical School worked to develop a set of individualized/mediated curriculum for use in eight different vocational-technical programs in Missouri. The team developed, produced, evaluated, revised, and duplicated 28 videotape and 10 slide/tape individualized and group…

  17. Final Evaluation Report. 1976-1977. High School Curriculum Evaluation. Publication Number 76.68.

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    Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.

    The effects of the mandated quarter system and the expanded and revised high school curriculum were assessed in Austin, Texas, based upon achievement test scores, attendance records, and objectively collected opinion data in seven areas of concern. The seven decision questions which affected allocation of funds, personnel, time and material…

  18. Industrial Marketing Curriculum Guide. Final Report, January 15-June 30, 1981.

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    Luft, Roger L.; Moore, James R.

    This report presents a brief description of a project to develop materials toward a competency-based Industrial Marketing curriculum guide as well as materials developed by the project. The narrative section explains how two of three project objectives were accomplished: (1) identify entry positions and career ladders in the industrial marketing…

  19. Curriculum Planning for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Assistant Program. Final Report.

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    Taylor, Mary Ann

    This project was conducted to develop a curriculum for dental auxiliary training in the dental specialty field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Research was conducted to identify the major functions performed by an oral surgery assistant and then to organize these functions into an educational program that would provide adequate didactic and…

  20. Pilot "A" Curriculum Evaluation and Interpretive Analysis. Phase II Final Report.

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    Wetzel, Jean

    During Pilot A of Phase II of the Social Service Aid Project under a contract designed to implement a program of exemplary education for the career development of paraprofessionals in social and/or human services, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights introduced two courses into its curriculum, a group work course and a field practicum. The 16…

  1. Development of Articulated Competency-Based Curriculum in Laser/Electro-Optics Technology. Final Report.

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    Luzerne County Community Coll., Nanticoke, PA.

    The project described in this report was conducted at the Community College of Luzerne County (Pennsylvania) to develop, in conjunction with area vocational-technical schools, the second year of a competency-based curriculum in laser/electro-optics technology. During the project, a task force of teachers from the area schools and the college…

  2. Nuclear Medical Technology. Curriculum for a Two Year Program. Final Report.

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    Buatti, A.; Rich, D.

    Objectives of the project briefly described here were (1) to develop curriculum for a two-year nuclear medical technology program based on a working relationship between three institutions (community college, university health center, and hospital) and (2) to develop procedures for the operation of a medical imaging and radiation technology core…

  3. Literacy for Health: Improving Health in the Inner City. Final Report and Curriculum Modules.

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    Illinois Univ., Chicago.

    The Literacy for Health program was a yearlong project to develop and test a curriculum combining literacy skills and health knowledge to help young inner-city adults develop the literacy skills needed to interpret written health information and gain the information needed to maintain their health. The project was a partnership between health…

  4. Disseminating and Replicating an Effective Emerging Literacy Technology Curriculum: A Final Report

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    Hutinger, Patricia; Bell, Carol; Daytner, Gary; Johanson, Joyce

    2005-01-01

    Emerging Literacy Technology Curriculum (ELiTeC 2, [referred to as E2 in this report]), housed at the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood at Western Illinois University, was funded in 2000 by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) as a 3-year Phase 3 Steppingstones of Technology Research on…

  5. Coordination of Organic Curriculum Development in the Public Schools of Mineola, New York. Final Report.

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    Spack, Eliot G.

    This report describes organic curriculum development, the redefinition of goals, and the overhaul of the educational process in the public schools of Mineola, New York. In May 1967, superintendents met in Florida to establish the initial network for the program entitled the Educational System for the Seventies (ES '70). This report reflects the…

  6. Development of Articulated Competency-Based Curriculum in Automated Systems/Robotics Technology. Final Report.

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    Luzerne County Community Coll., Nanticoke, PA.

    A project was conducted at the Community College of Luzerne County (Pennsylvania) to develop, in cooperation with area vocational-technical schools, the first year of a competency-based curriculum in automated systems/robotics. Existing programs were reviewed by the task force and a list of sample competencies was developed and sent to area…

  7. A Secondary-Level Curriculum in Industrial Electronics and Robotics. Final Report.

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    Besancon, Francis E.

    A curriculum was developed to provide the electromechanical skills necessary to operate and repair industrial robots to students at the secondary and adult vocational levels. To determine requirements for entry-level positions in the robotics industry, manufacturers and employers of industrial robots were contacted. No particular entry-level…

  8. Solar Energy Installers Curriculum Guide. Final Report, September 18, 1980-August 15, 1981.

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    Seaman, George B., Sr.

    This publication is a curriculum guide for the installation of solar equipment. It is divided into the three major areas of general knowledge, technical design, and installation/maintenance. Associated is a list of relevant and prerequisite competencies identified as appropriate toward student interest groups of technician, installer,…

  9. Knowledge Boosting Curriculum for New Wind Industry Professionals Final Technical Report

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    Marsh, Ruth H; Rogers, Anthony L

    2012-12-18

    DNV Renewables (USA) Inc. (DNV KEMA) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop the curriculum for a series of short courses intended to address Topic Area 5 Workforce Development, one of the focus areas to achieve the goals outlined in 20% Wind by 2030: Increasing Wind Energy's Contribution to Electricity Supply. The aim of the curriculum development project was to provide material for instructors to use in a training program to help professionals transition into careers in wind energy. Under this grant DNV KEMA established a knowledge boosting program for the wind energy industry withmore » the following objectives: 1. Develop technical training curricula and teaching materials for six key topic areas that can be implemented in a flexible format by a knowledgeable instructor. The topic areas form a foundation that can be leveraged for subsequent, more detailed learning modules (not developed in this program). 2. Develop an implementation guidance document to accompany the curricula outlining key learning objectives, implementation methods, and guidance for utilizing the curricula. This curriculum is intended to provide experienced trainers course material that can be used to provide course participants with a basic background in wind energy and wind project development. The curriculum addresses all aspects of developing a wind project, that when implemented can be put to use immediately, making the participant an asset to U.S. wind industry employers. The curriculum is comprised of six short modules, together equivalent in level of content to a one-semester college-level course. The student who completes all six modules should be able to understand on a basic level what is required to develop a wind project, speak with a reasonable level of confidence about such topics as wind resource assessment, energy assessment, turbine technology and project economics, and contribute to the analysis and review of project information. The content

  10. Preparation courses for medical clerkships and the final clinical internship in medical education - The Magdeburg Curriculum for Healthcare Competence.

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    Spura, Anke; Werwick, Katrin; Feißel, Annemarie; Gottschalk, Marc; Winkler-Stuck, Kirstin; Robra, Bernt-Peter; Braun-Dullaeus, Rüdiger C; Stieger, Philipp

    2016-01-01

    Supporting medical students entering their internships - the clinical clerkship and the internship "final clinical year" (Praktisches Jahr, PJ) - the seminars "Ready for Clerkship" and "Ready for PJ" were held for the first time in 2014 and continued successfully in 2015. These seminars are part of the "Magdeburg Curriculum for Healthcare Competence" (Magdeburger Curriculum zur Versorgungskompetenz, MCV). The concept comprises three main issues: "Understanding interdisciplinary clinical procedures", "Interprofessional collaboration", and "Individual cases and their reference to the system." The aim of the seminar series is to prepare students as medical trainees for their role in the practice-oriented clinical clerkship and PJ, respectively. Quality assurance evaluations and didactic research are integral parts of the seminars. In preparation for the "Ready for PJ" seminar a needs assessment was conducted. The seminars were rated by the participants using an anonymized questionnaire consisting of a 5-choice Likert scale (ranging from 1=fully agree to 5=fully disagree) and spaces for comments that was generated by the evaluation software Evasys. The results are presented for the preparatory seminars "Ready for Clerkship" and "Fit für PJ" held in 2014 and 2015. Overall, the students regarded the facultative courses as very good preparation for the clerkship as well as for the PJ. The three-dimensional main curricular concept of the MCV was recognized in the evaluation as a valuable educational approach. Interprofessional collaboration, taught by instructors focussing in teamwork between disciplines, was scored positively and highly valued. The "Magdeburg Curriculum for Healthcare Competence" (MCV) integrates clerkship and PJ in a framing educational concept and allows students a better appreciation of their role in patient care and the tasks that they will face. The MCV concept can be utilized in other practice-oriented phases (nursing internship, bed-side teaching

  11. Enhancement of science and technology infrastructure, faculty development, and curriculum at Shaw University. Final performance report

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    NONE

    1998-12-01

    The two primary objectives of the proposal were (1) to enhance science and technology infrastructure, faculty development, and curriculum by integrating technology throughout science education programs of study, and (2) to increase faculty and students` knowledge of and skills in modern technologies that are designed to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and learning through education, research and communications. These two primary objectives have been accomplished through: Installation and operation of a technology-ready classroom; Upgrading CIS 200 Introduction to Computers; Upgrading all science laboratory courses to include integration of science and technology through installation of computers; Faculty development through attendance atmore » workshops, seminars, or conferences related to technology applicable to sciences; and Undergraduate research internships at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The paper briefly discusses the outcome of implementing this proposal.« less

  12. Curriculum for Development: Analysis and Review of Processes, Products and Outcomes. Final Report: Sub-Regional Curriculum Workshop (Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 1-30, 1976).

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.

    Presenting proceedings and materials covered at an Asian curriculum workshop involving 15 participants from 7 countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, India, and Sri Lanka), this document includes: a discussion of criteria for curriculum analysis re: health education and nutrition instruction for grades 6-10; a…

  13. Peer assessment of a final-year capstone experience for formative evaluation of a pathology curriculum.

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    Danielson, Jared A; Fales-Williams, Amanda J; Sorden, Steven D; Myers, Ronald K; Bender, Holly S; Mills, Eric M

    2008-01-01

    In spring of 2005, the authors implemented and evaluated a process at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in which third-year students evaluated fourth-year students' performances on an advanced case-analysis assignment. This assignment, called the case correlation assignment, required a thorough integration and explanation of all ante- and post-mortem data for a specific hospital patient. Using a 21-point rubric, the necropsy course instructor and third-year students rated these assignments. Fourth-year students' performances on this assignment were used as an indicator of the success of the pathology curriculum. The authors evaluated the assessment process for feasibility, reliability, and validity. Many-facet Rasch analysis was used to determine item, case, and rater agreement. The assessment process produced good agreement among items and cases (VM4 student competence). Furthermore, most third-year students were able to reliably rate the case correlation assignments with no special training. The evaluation process was cost effective and occurred in the context of regular course assignments, thereby making it feasible. A case can be made that the overall process provides a valid measure of the pathology program's success in preparing students in the area of veterinary pathology.

  14. The Oklahoma State Department of Vocational and Technical Education Curriculum Laboratory Grant. Research Project in Vocational Education. Final Report.

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    Tuttle, Francis T.

    The goals of the project were to strengthen the curriculum management capabilities of the Oklahoma Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center (CIMC); to expand its efforts toward curriculum management in career education through coordination of efforts in development, dissemination, and diffusion; and to maximize resources for curriculum…

  15. Laser Technician Associate Degree Program. A Proposal Submitted to Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education. (Curriculum Development.) Final Report.

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    North Central Technical Inst., Wausau, WI.

    This final report contains the program proposal with supporting data for developing curriculum materials for and implementing an associate-degree laser technology program at the North Central Technical Institute. The proposal outline provides this information: (1) objectives for the program designed to prepare a technician to safely operate,…

  16. Preparation courses for medical clerkships and the final clinical internship in medical education – The Magdeburg Curriculum for Healthcare Competence

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    Spura, Anke; Werwick, Katrin; Feißel, Annemarie; Gottschalk, Marc; Winkler-Stuck, Kirstin; Robra, Bernt-Peter; Braun-Dullaeus, Rüdiger C.; Stieger, Philipp

    2016-01-01

    Background/Goals: Supporting medical students entering their internships – the clinical clerkship and the internship “final clinical year” (Praktisches Jahr, PJ) – the seminars “Ready for Clerkship” and “Ready for PJ” were held for the first time in 2014 and continued successfully in 2015. These seminars are part of the “Magdeburg Curriculum for Healthcare Competence” (Magdeburger Curriculum zur Versorgungskompetenz, MCV). The concept comprises three main issues: “Understanding interdisciplinary clinical procedures”, “Interprofessional collaboration”, and “Individual cases and their reference to the system.” The aim of the seminar series is to prepare students as medical trainees for their role in the practice-oriented clinical clerkship and PJ, respectively. Methods: Quality assurance evaluations and didactic research are integral parts of the seminars. In preparation for the “Ready for PJ” seminar a needs assessment was conducted. The seminars were rated by the participants using an anonymized questionnaire consisting of a 5-choice Likert scale (ranging from 1=fully agree to 5=fully disagree) and spaces for comments that was generated by the evaluation software Evasys. Results: The results are presented for the preparatory seminars “Ready for Clerkship” and “Fit für PJ” held in 2014 and 2015. Overall, the students regarded the facultative courses as very good preparation for the clerkship as well as for the PJ. The three-dimensional main curricular concept of the MCV was recognized in the evaluation as a valuable educational approach. Interprofessional collaboration, taught by instructors focussing in teamwork between disciplines, was scored positively and highly valued. Conclusions: The “Magdeburg Curriculum for Healthcare Competence” (MCV) integrates clerkship and PJ in a framing educational concept and allows students a better appreciation of their role in patient care and the tasks that they will face. The MCV

  17. A Junior High School Industrial Technology Curriculum Project: A Final Evaluation of the Industrial Arts Curriculum Project (IACP), 1965-1971.

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    Buffer, James J.; And Others

    The objective of the Industrial Arts Curriculum Project (IACP) was to develop, refine, and institutionalize a new and relevant 2-year junior high industrial arts program. The study focused on "industrial technology," the knowledge of management, production, and personnel practices used by men to produce goods to satisfy their needs…

  18. Parenting for Yourself and Your Child. A Parenting Curriculum for High Risk Families. Neglectful and Abusive Parents: Curriculum Development and Pilot Program. Final Report.

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    Bourque, Janet

    Developed for use by parent educators and others working with high risk, abusive, or neglectful families, this curriculum guide is intended to enable and facilitate the growth of this target population in key parenting learning and skill areas. Section 1 provides an overview of the manual, offers suggestions for home visits following each class…

  19. Final Year Undergraduates' Perceptions of the Integration of Soft Skills in the Formal Curriculum: A Survey of Malaysian Public Universities

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    Devadason, Evelyn Shyamala; Subramaniam, Thirunaukarasu; Daniel, Esther Gnanamalar Sarojini

    2010-01-01

    A recent initiative or skill bridging measure taken by the Malaysian public universities is to build into the formal curriculum soft skills to produce graduates with a right balance of diverse abilities. However, to date, there is no comprehensive attempt to review the integration of soft skills in the formal curriculum (both coursework and…

  20. Curriculum Improvement Program in English Language Skills for Schools of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Final Report.

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    Porter, M. Roseamonde

    The study reported here was carried on under a Curriculum Research Grant from the U.S. Office of Education to the University of Hawaii from November 1966 to June 1969. The Education Department of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands jointly sponsored the English curriculum research and development. Objectives were to evaluate the current…

  1. Development of Curriculum Content for a Unique Career Ladder Multi-Entry/Multi-Exit Nursing Program. Final Report.

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    Rosbach, Ellen M.

    A project was undertaken to develop the curriculum content for a unique career ladder multi-entry/multi-exit nursing program that would provide training for nurse aides, practical nurses, and registered nurses. The major objectives of the project were to conduct a review of the literature on curriculum materials presently in use, to develop 11…

  2. Standing on the Precipice: Evaluating Final-Year Physiotherapy Students' Perspectives of Their Curriculum as Preparation for Primary Health Care Practice

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    O'Donoghue, Grainne; Doody, Catherine; O'Neill, Geraldine; Barrett, Terry; Cusack, Tara

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: To explore final-year physiotherapy students' perceptions of primary health care practice to determine (1) aspects of their curriculum that support their learning, (2) deficiencies in their curriculum, and (3) areas that they believe should be changed to adequately equip them to make the transition from student to primary health care professional. Methods: Framework analysis methodology was used to analyze group opinion obtained using structured group feedback sessions. Sixty-eight final-year physiotherapy students from the four higher education institutions in Ireland participated. Results: The students identified several key areas that (1) supported their learning (exposure to evidence-based practice, opportunities to practise with problem-based learning, and interdisciplinary learning experiences); (2) were deficient (primary health care placements, additional active learning sessions, and further education and practice opportunities for communication and health promotion), and (3) required change (practice placements in primary health care, better curriculum organization to accommodate primary health care throughout the programme with the suggestion of a specific primary health care module). Conclusion: This study provides important insights into physiotherapy students' perceptions of primary health care. It also provides important indicators of the curriculum changes needed to increase graduates' confidence in their ability to take up employment in primary health care. PMID:27909366

  3. Curriculum Development and Education for Living Together: Conceptual and Managerial Challenges in Africa. Final Report of the Seminar (Nairobi, Kenya, June 25-29, 2001) (Developpement du Curriculum et Education pour Vivre Ensemble: Problemes de Concepts et de Gestion en Afrique. Rapport Final du Seminaire (Nairobi, Kenya, 25-29 Juin 2001).

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    Aglo, John, Ed.; Lethoko, Mankolo, Ed.

    The Nairobi, Kenya, seminar sought to analyze existing official school curricula from the vantage point of their potential contribution to learning and to address the issue of curriculum management with a view to improving the capacity of basic schooling to contribute to enhanced social cohesion. This final report is divided into four parts. Part…

  4. Development of Resources for Independent and Small Group Learning in a Core Curriculum. Final Project Report, June 1975.

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    Freeman, Rose B.; And Others

    The assistance of Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the Public Health Service, St. Anselm's College has undertaken a change in the structure of its nursing training curriculum. The instructor has been transformed from a dispenser of discrete parcels of knowledge to a manager of the learning environment, and the student has been…

  5. Curriculum Options for Pupil Enrichment (Project COPE). Bilingual Special Alternative Instructional Program. Final Evaluation Report, 1992-93. OREA Report.

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    Gatto, Angelo

    Curriculum Options for Pupil Enrichment (Project COPE) is a federally-funded program that served 192 limited-English-proficient students in one Brooklyn (New York) high school in 1992-93, its first year of operation. Students were native speakers of Russian, Italian, Arabic, Urdu, Korean, Vietnamese, Polish, Haitian, and Greek. They received…

  6. Curriculum Materials Review and Undergraduate Student Resource Center. Final Report. Teacher Education Research Series. Volume 19, No. 3.

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    Howell, David L.; Miller, William

    This is the report of a project designed to identify useful vocational agriculture curriculum publications and to make them available to Pennsylvania vocational agriculture teachers. A catalogue of selected instructional materials from Illinois, Ohio, and Oklahoma is presented. Each catalogue document is described, its origin is given, and the…

  7. Development of Articulated Competency-Based Curriculum in Computer Assisted/Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology. Final Report.

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    Luzerne County Community Coll., Nanticoke, PA.

    The project described in this report was conducted at the Community College of Luzerne County (Pennsylvania) to develop, in conjunction with area vocational-technical schools, the second year of a competency-based curriculum in computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM). During the project, a task force of teachers from the area schools and the…

  8. The Curriculum Development Project for the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Miami-Dade Junior College, Miami, Florida. Final Report.

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    Miami-Dade Junior Coll., FL. Div. of Allied Health Studies.

    During Phase I of an Allied Health Professions Basic Improvement Grant, a five-member committee developed a curriculum for a medical laboratory technology program at Miami-Dade Junior College by: (1) defining competencies which differentiate a certified laboratory assistant from a medical laboratory technician, (2) translating expected laboratory…

  9. Wind-energy Science, Technology and Research (WindSTAR) Consortium: Curriculum, Workforce Development, and Education Plan Final Report

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    Manwell, James

    2013-03-19

    The purpose of the project is to modify and expand the current wind energy curriculum at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and to develop plans to expand the graduate program to a national scale. The expansion plans include the foundational steps to establish the American Academy of Wind Energy (AAWE). The AAWE is intended to be a cooperative organization of wind energy research, development, and deployment institutes and universities across North America, whose mission will be to develop and execute joint RD&D projects and to organize high-level science and education in wind energy

  10. International Workshop on Curriculum Development in Technical and Vocational Education (Turin, Italy, August 30-September 3, 1993). Final Report. International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC).

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).

    This publication reports on a workshop to review and analyze existing practices in the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum in technical and vocational education (TVE). In the main working document, "Curriculum Development in TVE" (Tom Saluja), are the following: definition of curriculum development; description of how to…

  11. Capacity-Building for Curriculum Specialists in East and South-East Asia. Final Report of the Training Seminar (Bangkok, Thailand, December 12-16, 2000).

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    Gregorio, Lucille C., Ed.; Byron, Isabel, Ed.

    This report presents topics addressed at the December 2000 seminar on Capacity-Building for Curriculum Specialists from East and South-East Asia. Part 1, "Rethinking the Framework and the Capacities Needed for Curriculum Reform," gives some perspectives on trends and issues in curriculum change for the 21st century, both internationally…

  12. Wor-Wic Tech Community College Nursing Curriculum Project FY 1981. Final Report [and] Course of Study, Fall 1981.

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    Sepe, Thomas D.

    This first semester, competency-based nursing course for an Associate degree nursing program is preceded by the final report of the project that developed it. An abstract, objectives, methodology, and findings are included. The course of study first provides a course description; course objectives; a content outline; a list of required…

  13. Curriculum Renewal.

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    Glatthorn, Allan A.

    This book is a manual for educators to use in curriculum planning and development. Chapter 1 examines the nature of curriculum and its relationship to instruction by (1) defining curriculum and the four main levels of curriculum work (curriculum policy, field of study, program of studies, and course) and (2) distinguishing between six types of…

  14. Engineering Related Technology: A Laboratory and Curriculum Design for the Newly Emerging Technology of Pollution-Corrosion Measurement and Control. Final Report.

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    Shields, F. K.; And Others

    In order to meet the educational needs for a separate curriculum at the secondary level for technological training related to pollution and corrosion measurement and control, a 3-year, 1080-hour vocational program was developed for use in an area vocational high school. As one of four programs in the technology careers area, this curriculum design…

  15. The Development of a One Year Curriculum in Applied Music Instruction for Potential Composers, Conductors, Performers, and Music Educators. Final Report.

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    Anderson, Waldie A.

    The Interlochen Honors Musicianship Project aimed to develop and test methods and materials for a comprehensive curriculum in applied music class instruction applicable to the elementary through the graduate level of teaching. The curriculum evolved through experimentation and application of the competitive "class routine" learning…

  16. An Investigation of the Effectiveness of a Design to Initiate Curriculum Change in Home Economics Follow-Up: Phase II. Final Report.

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    Kievit, Mary Bach

    A 15-month followup study was made of an experimental group of 79 home economics teachers who attended workshops encouraging adoption of wage-earning emphases in comprehensive high schools and a control group of 79 teachers to determine: (1) the extent and nature of curriculum change, (2) the extent to which curriculum change would have occurred…

  17. Bilingual Word Processing Curriculum Development Project. Final Report, November 1, 1979, to July 30, 1980. Proyecto de Desarollo Curricular en el Procesamiento de Comunicacion Escrita Bilingue.

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    Essex County Coll., Newark, NJ.

    A project proposed to demonstrate that quality bilingual (Spanish/English) curriculum materials for word processing could be developed. There were six different, yet interrelated elements or stages in this curriculum effort: (1) identification of competencies and materials; (2) translation, adaptation, and development of materials; (3)…

  18. Curriculum Animation

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    Gose, Michael D.

    2004-01-01

    Twenty-five teachers with reputations for artistry in curriculum planning were interviewed about their "curriculum animation" plans or how they ensured their curriculum was brought to life. Their statements indicated that much of their planning is informal and intuitive, and that the criteria they use for their curriculum includes: (1) it is…

  19. Transforming Curriculum.

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    Cronin, C. H.; Feldman, Phillip

    1994-01-01

    Presents comparisons between the traditional curriculum and the essential learnings curriculum implemented at the Moss Point School District in Moss Point, Mississippi. Describes in detail the curriculum transformation process. Provides insight into the role of technology in the reading/language arts curriculum. (RS)

  20. A Comprehensive Project to Develop a Complete Curriculum in the Area of Medical Records Technician, Including Guidelines for the Development of a Two-Year Collegiate Curriculum for Medical Record Technicians. Final Report.

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    Love, Robert L.

    The objectives of the project were to determine the quantitative need of medical record technicians, to develop a curriculum, and to explore hospitals to be used for clinical experience. Five hundred and three hospitals assumed to be representative of the 7,127 listed by the American Hospital Association responded to a questionnaire. Projected…

  1. The Taba Curriculum Development Project in Social Studies; Development of a Comprehensive Curriculum Model for Social Studies for Grades One Through Eight Inclusive of Procedures for Implementation and Dissemination. Final Report.

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    Wallen, Norman E.; And Others

    One of the major focuses of this project was the revision of existing curriculum guides for grades one through six (the Contra Costa Social Studies Guides) and the development of guides for grades seven and eight. The emphases were: organization of learning activities under significant generalizations of main concepts; sequential treatment;…

  2. A Project to Develop an Associate of Science Degree Curriculum in Renewable Energy Resources and Applications in Agriculture. Final Report, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.

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    Allen, Keith; Fielding, Marvin R.

    A project was conducted at State Fair Community College (SFCC) in Sedalia, Missouri, to develop an associate of science degree curriculum in renewable energy resources and their application in agriculture. A pilot study, designed to verify and rate the importance of 138 competencies in fuel alcohol production and to ascertain employment…

  3. Poultry Products Management. 2+2+2 Articulated Curriculum in Agricultural Technology: First Year Final Report. July 1, 1989-June 30, 1990.

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    Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mount Pleasant.

    This guide is for an articulated two-year high school, two-year college curriculum for poultry products management developed by two postsecondary and five secondary institutions and representatives of the private sector in Texas. The guide includes the following: (1) a brief description of the occupation of poultry products manager; (2) the basic…

  4. Competency-Based Curriculum Guide for Horticulture Using the V-TECS Catalogues. Final Report, Period Covered: September 17, 1979-June 30, 1980.

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    College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

    An Illinois project developed competency-based curriculum guides for Gardening/Groundskeeping and Floriculture using the V-TECS (Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States) catalogues. The programs were designed to provide students at the senior high school and two-year college level with entry-level and higher job skills and to provide…

  5. Project VOTE. Valuable Opportunities toward Enfranchisement. Special Section 310 Project Final Report. July 1, 1981-June 30, 1982. [and] Curriculum and Teaching Guide [and] Flip Chart Teaching Aid.

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    Leopold, Joan Y.; And Others

    A voter education package was developed to aid institutional personnel in educating the residents from state mental health facilities in the methods of registering to vote, developing the necessary skills in the voting process, and the use of the voting machine. The curriculum was taught to 38 residents in the Harrisburg State Hospital who had…

  6. The Impact of Numerical Control Technology and Computer Aided Manufacturing on Curriculum Development in Industrial Education and Technology. A Final Report.

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    Bauch, Klaus Dieter

    The study was designed to investigate the effects of Numerical Control Technology and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (NC/CAM) in American industry on industrial education and engineering technology education. The specific purpose was to identify a data base and rationale for curriculum development in NC/CAM through a comparison of views by…

  7. The Cincinnati Police-Juvenile Attitude Project; A Demonstration Project in Police-Teacher Curriculum Development to Improve Police-Juvenile Relations. Final Report.

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    Cincinnati Univ., OH.

    This is a curriculum guide for junior high school students and police trainees. It is designed to improve police-juvenile relations through juvenile attitude change and police understanding. Units have been developed for social studies teachers pertaining to the law and law enforcement and for police trainees dealing with the nature of the early…

  8. Development of a Set of Curriculum Materials for the Implementation of an Instructional Strategy for Teaching Basic Mechanical Skills in Exploratory Vocational Agriculture Classes. Final Report.

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    Scanlon, James A.

    A project was conducted to develop a set of curriculum materials for use in implementing an instructional strategy to teach mechanical skills in secondary level exploratory vocational agricultural programs in Arkansas. The specifics of the project were to field test and refine an empirical method for developing and implementing an instructional…

  9. Design, Development, and Evaluation of Career Education Materials for Adult Farmworkers. Final Report, Volume II - Curriculum Guide and Career Education Manual, Part II.

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    Atkinson, Donald R.

    This document contains the last nine monographs of a career education manual developed to assist the instructor in presenting a career-awareness course to adult, limited-English-speaking farmworkers. (A companion document, CE 024 589, contains the first seven monographs and a curriculum guide.) These career monographs are written at the 5th-grade…

  10. A Pilot Study for Gainful Employment in Home Economics. Final Report. Volume III, A Suggested Curriculum Guide for Preparing Clothing Service Workers for Entry Level Jobs.

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    Cozine, June; And Others

    Curriculum guidelines for teacher use in organizing and teaching a course to prepare 11th and 12th grade students for entry level clothing service occupations were developed as part of a pilot study which is reported in VT 006 870. The 1-year program requires 2 hours daily; a 1-hour lab experience or on-the-job work experience is suggested for the…

  11. International Curriculums.

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    Neal, Larry L.

    This workshop presentation on international curriculums in the field of parks, recreation, leisure, cultural services, and travel/tourism comments that the literature is replete with articles addressing what the field is about, but not about curriculum issues, models, and structure. It reports an international survey of 12 college educators…

  12. Curriculum Evaluation.

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    Wulf, Christoph

    1971-01-01

    In German, this article asserts that present concepts of evaluation are too narrow for curriculum evaluation. Research must differentiate different forms and roles of evaluation, produce a curriculum evaluation model, and resolve problems of values and judgement. The second section discusses the different forms and roles of evaluation: formative…

  13. A Study of Job Demands and Curriculum Development in Agricultural Training Related to the Muskegon County Wastewater Management System. Final Report. Volume IV. Career Awareness Information.

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    Fisher, Harold S.; And Others

    This is the final volume of a four-volume report of a research project designed to (1) identify job needs for agricultural occupations which will result from the Muskegon County Wastewater Management System and perform a task analysis on each occupation, (2) develop instructional modules and determine their place in either high school or 2-year…

  14. Integrating Subject Areas in Primary Education Curriculum: A Joint Innovative Project. Report of the Finalization Meeting (Bangkok, Thailand, December 9-15, 1981).

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.

    A project was developed to establish improved educational methods, techniques, and tools as well as to provide the knowledge base for educational innovation and programs of integrated curricula in primary schools. This final report highlights work conducted during 1980-81 in seven member countries of the Asian Program of Educational Innovation for…

  15. Integration and Modernization of Teacher Education Curriculum. Final Report of the Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Teacher Education. (Bangkok, November 1-12, 1971).

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    Philippines Univ., Quezon City. Asian Inst. for Teacher Educators.

    This final report describes the activities and conclusions of the Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Teacher Education held in November 1971. The program was organized by the Asian Institute for Teacher Educators, Quezon City, Philippines, with the cooperation of UNESCO. The government of Thailand helped organize the program for the following group…

  16. Welding Curriculum.

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    Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

    This competency-based curriculum guide is a handbook for the development of welding trade programs. Based on a survey of Alaskan welding employers, it includes all competencies a student should acquire in such a welding program. The handbook stresses the importance of understanding the principles associated with the various elements of welding.…

  17. Welding Curriculum.

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    EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.

    The purpose of this welding program is to provide students with skills and techniques to become employed as advanced apprentice welders. The welding program manual includes the following sections: (1) course description; (2) general objectives; (3) competencies; (4) curriculum outline for 13 areas; (5) 13 references; and (6) student progress…

  18. Tourism Curriculum.

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    Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

    This competency-based curriculum guide is a handbook for the development of tourism education programs. Based on a survey of Alaskan tourism employers, it includes all competencies a student should acquire in such a welding program. The handbook stresses the importance of understanding the principles associated with the various components of the…

  19. Representing Curriculum

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    Gaztambide-Fernandez, Ruben

    2009-01-01

    Handbooks denote representative authority, which gives their content normative value and through which editors and authors can emphasize certain views and orientations within a field. The representative authority of a handbook is reinforced in various ways, both obvious and subtle. The "SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction" is no exception…

  20. Nutrition Education Curriculum. Kindergarten Curriculum.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

    Six major concepts form the framework for this kindergarten nutrition education curriculum: (1) Food is essential for all living things (learning to identify foods and food sources); (2) Nutrition is the food you eat and how the body uses it (recognizing the relationship between body growth and the ingestion of food); (3) Food is made up of…

  1. The New Australian Health and Physical Education Curriculum: A Case of/for Gradualism in Curriculum Reform?

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    Macdonald, Doune

    2013-01-01

    In March 2012, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) released for public consultation the Shape Paper for the Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education (HPE) that was finalized for publication in August 2012. This paper set out the key propositions for a "futures-oriented" curriculum suggesting…

  2. Competency-based learning in an ambulatory care setting: Implementation of simulation training in the Ambulatory Care Rotation during the final year of the MaReCuM model curriculum.

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    Dusch, Martin; Narciß, Elisabeth; Strohmer, Renate; Schüttpelz-Brauns, Katrin

    2018-01-01

    Aim: As part of the MaReCuM model curriculum at Medical Faculty Mannheim Heidelberg University, a final year rotation in ambulatory care was implemented and augmented to include ambulatory care simulation. In this paper we describe this ambulatory care simulation, the designated competency-based learning objectives, and evaluate the educational effect of the ambulatory care simulation training. Method: Seventy-five final year medical students participated in the survey (response rate: 83%). The control group completed the ambulatory rotation prior to the implementation of the ambulatory care simulation. The experimental group was required to participate in the simulation at the beginning of the final year rotation in ambulatory care. A survey of both groups was conducted at the beginning and at the end of the rotation. The learning objectives were taken from the National Competency-based Catalogue of Learning Objectives for Undergraduate Medical Education (NKLM). Results: The ambulatory care simulation had no measurable influence on students' subjectively perceived learning progress, the evaluation of the ambulatory care rotation, or working in an ambulatory care setting. At the end of the rotation participants in both groups reported having gained better insight into treating outpatients. At the beginning of the rotation members of both groups assessed their competencies to be at the same level. The simulated ambulatory scenarios were evaluated by the participating students as being well structured and easy to understand. The scenarios successfully created a sense of time pressure for those confronted with them. The ability to correctly fill out a narcotic prescription form as required was rated significantly higher by those who participated in the simulation. Participation in the ambulatory care simulation had no effect on the other competencies covered by the survey. Discussion: The effect of the four instructional units comprising the ambulatory care simulation

  3. Design, Development, and Evaluation of Career Education Materials for Adult Farmworkers with Limited English-Speaking Ability Who Return to Formal Education. Final Report, Volume II - Curriculum Guide and Career Education Manual, Part I.

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    Atkinson, Donald R.

    This document contains the curriculum guide and the first seven monographs of the career education manual which was developed to assist the instructor in presenting a career-awareness course to adult, limited-English-speaking farmworkers. (The last nine monographs of the career education manual are found in CE 024 590.) The curriculum guide is…

  4. Envisioning Curriculum as Six Simultaneities

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    Hussain, Hanin; Conner, Lindsey; Mayo, Elaine

    2014-01-01

    This paper uses the discourse of complexity thinking to envision curriculum as six partial and coupled facets that exist simultaneously: curriculum as structure, curriculum as process, curriculum as content, curriculum as teaching, curriculum as learning and curriculum as activity. Such a curriculum is emergent and self-organising. It is emergent…

  5. Core Curriculum and Program Costing. Final Report.

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    Smith, J. Stephen

    This document presents an analysis of the total costs for operation of degree programs during 1972-73. The direct instructional costs for all courses provided by the Basic Science departments and the Schools of Allied Health, Medicine, and Dentistry are determined through standard-format budget review, faculty interview, workload study, and effort…

  6. Competency-Based Curriculum Development. Final Report.

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    Bruce, Herbert, Jr.

    Specific objectives of a project to translate V-TECS (Vocational-Technical Consortium of States) catalogs of performance objectives into viable programs of instruction ready for implementation in the secondary and postsecondary training institutions of the State of Kentucky were the following: (1) To teach selected personnel to develop…

  7. Public Safety Curriculum Project. Final Report.

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    Hilligoss, Tonya

    By focusing on four-year colleges, academies/training centers, and community colleges, a study identified some of the duplication and gaps in public safety education in California. Survey instruments were designed to identify the current status of public safety education and elicit data regarding respondents' ideas about the desired direction that…

  8. Contemporary Readings in Curriculum

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    Stern, Barbara Slater; Kysilka, Marcella L.

    2008-01-01

    This book provides beginning teachers and educational leaders with a series of articles that can help them build their curriculum knowledge base. Features include: (1) Provides a historical context of the curriculum field, giving educators a solid foundation for curriculum knowledge; (2) Describes the political nature of curriculum and how we must…

  9. The Questions of Curriculum

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    Dillon, J. T.

    2009-01-01

    What are the basic things that compose curriculum, and what are the questions that may be posed about these things? Joseph Schwab's conception of curriculum is used to introduce a scheme of questions concerning the nature, elements, and practice of curriculum. Formulations of questions by other curriculum theorists are reviewed and analysed in…

  10. Elementary Integrated Curriculum Framework

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    Montgomery County Public Schools, 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Elementary Integrated Curriculum (EIC) Framework is the guiding curriculum document for the Elementary Integrated Curriculum and represents the elementary portion of the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools (MCPS) Pre-K-12 Curriculum Frameworks. The EIC Framework contains the detailed indicators and objectives that describe what…

  11. Curriculum---a palette for the mind: Modeling reflective curriculum inquiry for curricular content

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    Starkes, Kathryn Elizabeth

    2009-11-01

    Curriculum is a means by which the medium of thought finds expression. It is a palette for the mind. Curriculum is a device by which thoughts are given form that can be shared. In the hands of a curriculum artist, symphonies of thought are conceived, composed, and performed. Like a palette in the hands of a master, curriculum in the hands of a teacher can transform minds. This dissertation seeks to examine, through reflective inquiry, the efficacy of an integrative, concept-driven curriculum framework for novice elementary teachers, and, thereby, posit a generalized model of reflective curriculum inquiry to generate a deeper understanding for the researcher and her readers. The emergent model is not a curriculum, but when viewed as a framework, this model can become a means to facilitate design and to further support the development and evaluation of curricula. This dissertation is a story of how a teacher was made, not born. It is a story of how students learned conceptually and performed purposefully. It is also a story of roles and relationships found between students, teachers, parents, administrators, and curriculum. Throughout this dissertation, actor-network theory (ANT) was used to help describe these relationships between the various roles that I assumed in relation to others, resources, and educational settings. Finally, this dissertation reveals a significant and direct relationship between standards-derived concept vocabulary, subject matter integration, and literacy development that emphasized the need for a configurable curriculum framework to serve as a model for curriculum inquiry.

  12. Engineering the curriculum: Towards an adaptive curriculum

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    Johns-Boast, Lynette Frances

    The curriculum is one of the most important artefacts produced by higher education institutions, yet it is one of the least studied. Additionally, little is known about the decision-making of academics when designing and developing their curricula, nor how they make use of them. This research investigates how 22 Australian higher education engineering, software engineering, computer science, and information systems academics conceive of curriculum, what approaches they take when designing, and developing course and program curricula, and what use they make of the curriculum. It also considers the implications of these conceptions and behaviour upon their curricula. Data were collected through a series of one-to-one, in-depth, qualitative interviews as well as small focus group sessions and were analysed following Charmaz’ (2006) approach to grounded theory. In this thesis, I argue that the development of curricula for new higher degree programs and courses and / or the updating and innovating of an existing curriculum is a design problem. I also argue that curriculum is a complex adaptive system. Surrounding the design and development of a curriculum is a process of design that leads to the creation of a designed object - the official-curriculum. The official-curriculum provides the guiding principles for its implementation, which involves the design and development of the curriculum-in-use, its delivery, and evaluation. Data show that while the participants conceive of curriculum as a problem of design involving a design process leading to the development of the official-curriculum, surprisingly, their behaviour does not match their conceptions. Over a very short period, their behaviour leads to a process I have called curriculum drift where the official-curriculum and the curriculum-in-use drift away from each other causing the curriculum to lose its integrity. Curricular integrity is characterised through the attributes of alignment, coherence, and

  13. Biology Reflective Assessment Curriculum

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    Bayley, Cheryl Ann

    Often students and educators view assessments as an obligation and finality for a unit. In the current climate of high-stakes testing and accountability, the balance of time, resources and emphasis on students' scores related to assessment have been slanted considerably toward the summative side. This tension between assessment for accountability and assessment to inform teaching strains instruction and educators' ability to use that information to design learning opportunities that help students develop deeper conceptual understanding. A substantive body of research indicates that formative and reflective assessment can significantly improve student learning. Biology Reflective Assessment Curriculum (BRAC) examines support provided for high school science students through assessment practices. This investigation incorporates the usage of reflective assessments as a guiding practice for differentiated instruction and student choice. Reflective assessment is a metacognitive strategy that promotes self-monitoring and evaluation. The goals of the curriculum are to promote self-efficacy and conceptual understanding in students learning biology through developing their metacognitive awareness. BRAC was implemented in a high school biology classroom. Data from assessments, metacognitive surveys, self-efficacy surveys, reflective journals, student work, a culminating task and field notes were used to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum. The results suggest that students who develop their metacognitive skills developed a deeper conceptual understanding and improved feelings of self-efficacy when they were engaged in a reflective assessment unit embedded with student choice. BRAC is a tool for teachers to use assessments to assist students in becoming metacognitive and to guide student choice in learning opportunities.

  14. Systematic Curriculum Analysis.

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    Feisel, Lyle D.; Schmitz, Ronald J.

    1979-01-01

    Among the benefits derived from a detailed curriculum analysis is the actual analysis process itself. Creating a curriculum diagram can lead to better understanding of what can and should be taught. (Author/BB)

  15. Considerations for curriculum design.

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    Shepard, K F

    1977-12-01

    Educational values held by academic and clinical faculties subtly but strongly influence curriculum design in physical therapy education. Five major value orientations, Curriculum as the Development of Cognitive processes, Curriculum as Technology, Curriculum as Self-Actualization, Curriculum as Social Reconstruction-Relevance, and Curriculum as Academic Rationalism, are presented. The suggestion is made that these underlying value-orientations influence the choice of curriculum design more than do "available resources." A second component of curriculum design, i.e., evaluation of student performance, also influences and is influenced by the direction and development of physical therapy curricula. A plea is made for expressive objectives and outcome objectives to be considered along with instructional or behavioral objectives to yield more comprehensive and creative appraisals of student growth.

  16. Competency-Based Curriculum for Articulated Programs in Nursing Occupations. A Study for the Articulation of Competency-Based Curricula for the Coordination of Vocational-Technical Education Programs in Louisiana. Final Report. Volume V.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.

    The curriculum guide for nursing occupations is one of five guides written and field tested in a project to develop statewide articulated competency-based curricula in selected vocational education programs. Following an introductory section giving the philosophy, background, and recommendations for nursing education, the 82 study units are…

  17. Competency-Based Curriculum for Articulated Programs in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration. A Study for the Articulation of Competency-Based Curricula for the Coordination of Vocational-Technical Education Programs in Louisiana. Final Report. Volume II.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Vocational Education.

    The curriculum guide for air conditioning/refrigeration is one of five guides written and field tested in a project to develop statewide articulated competency-based curricula in selected vocational education programs. Two separate curricula, one for the vocational-technical level and one for the associate degree level, are presented. The six…

  18. Evaluating Early Childhood Programmes Using the Strands and Goals of Te Whariki, the National Early Childhood Curriculum. Final Report on Phases One and Two to the Ministry of Education.

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    Podmore, Valerie N.; May, Helen; Mara, Diane

    This New Zealand project was intended to develop and test a framework for early child care practitioners to undertake their own evaluation of implementation of Te Whariki, the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, in a range of early child care centers. This report marks the completion of the project's phase 1, involving focus group interviews…

  19. Physical Therapist Assistant Curriculum Development. Curriculum Materials.

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    Blackhawk Technical Inst., Janesville, WI.

    This publication contains a number of materials related to the Blackhawk Technical College (Wisconsin) Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program. Contents include a schedule and curriculum outline for the PTA I course; a brochure on the associate degree program; curriculum outline for the associate degree program; and admission procedures and…

  20. Cultures of Curriculum. Studies in Curriculum Theory.

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    Joseph, Pamela Bolotin; Bravmann, Stephanie Luster; Windschitl, Mark A.; Mikel, Edward R.; Green, Nancy Stewart

    This book is designed to foster awareness, examination, and deliberation about the curricula planned for and carried out in classrooms and schools. The framework of inquiry elucidates the concept of curriculum as culture; highlights patterns of curricular thinking that have influenced the development of the concept of cultures of curriculum; gives…

  1. Curriculum Development: Teacher Involvement in Curriculum Development

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    Alsubaie, Merfat Ayesh

    2016-01-01

    In order for curriculum development to be effective and schools to be successful, teachers must be involved in the development process. An effective curriculum should reflect the philosophy, goals, objectives, learning experiences, instructional resources, and assessments that comprise a specific educational program ("Guide to curriculum…

  2. Curriculum Evaluation in Greece

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    Krikas, Vangelis

    2009-01-01

    The role of curriculum in the official educational process is widely recognized by the international scientific community. Beginning in the 19th century, and perhaps even earlier, curriculum research began, not only to be systematized, but to also constitute an autonomous field of study. On the other hand, curriculum evaluation has captured the…

  3. Curriculum: An HMI View

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    Browne, Sheila

    1977-01-01

    This is an abridged version of an address by the author, a Senior Chief Inspector, Her Majesty's Inspectorate, to the Council of Local Education Authorities (CLEA) Annual Conference, on July 14, 1977. She evaluates primary school curriculum, middle school curriculum, and secondary school curriculum. She also discusses how she judges the curriculum…

  4. Automotive Technology Curriculum Guide.

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    Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This Idaho state curriculum guide provides lists of tasks, performance objectives, and enabling objectives for instruction in automotive technology. The document begins with a list of all tasks covered by the curriculum, a short course outline, and a curriculum framework that explains major content, laboratory activities, and intended outcomes.…

  5. Manufacturing Education Curriculum Project.

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    Umstattd, William D.

    The Manufacturing Education Curriculum Project's feasibility study concerned with industrial arts curriculum development in manufacturing for the senior high school level is described. The need for an industrial arts curriculum which meets and reflects present and future trends is discussed in the introduction, followed by a review of the…

  6. Assessing the National Curriculum.

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    O'Hear, Philip, Ed.; White, John, Ed.

    In this collection, educators from the United Kingdom debate the history, purposes, achievements, and future direction of the National Curriculum. Differing points of view about the value of the National Curriculum are expressed. More than half of the essays focus on specific aspects of the curriculum. The selections are: (1) "What Place for…

  7. Autobody Technology Curriculum Guide.

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    Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This Idaho state curriculum guide provides lists of tasks, performance objectives, and enabling objectives for instruction in auto body technology. Following a curriculum framework that explains major content, laboratory activities, and intended outcomes, the document lists all tasks covered in the curriculum. The bulk of the document consists of…

  8. Full Accounting for Curriculum.

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    Paddock, Marie-Louise

    1988-01-01

    Given the curriculum's importance in the educational process, curriculum evaluation should be considered as essential as a district financial audit. When Fenwick English conducted a 1979 curriculum audit of Columbus, Ohio, schools, the accounting firm encountered numerous problems concerning development, review, and management practices. Planning…

  9. Multiculturalism in the Curriculum.

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    Ravitch, Diane S.

    This document contrasts the concept of multiculturalism as it appears in the proposed New York State curriculum guide, "A Curriculum of Inclusion," and as it appears in the California State history/social sciences curriculum. California uses the following approaches to reflect the multiracial, multicultural nature of American society:…

  10. Toward a Contact Curriculum.

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    Fantini, Mario D.; Weinstein, Gerald

    A series of eight summary statements, expressed as "from-to" movements for the improvement of curriculum design, serves as an outline for a discussion of efforts to relate curriculums more meaningfully to the education of disadvantaged youth: (1) From a curriculum that is rigidly scheduled and uniform to one that is flexible and geared to the…

  11. Developing a Quality Curriculum.

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    Glatthorn, Allan A.

    In the face of increasing demands for school reform, educational leaders are looking anew at the core elements of the instructional program, including the curriculum. This book serves as a guide to both understanding and practicing sound curriculum development. It lays out the steps of a quality curriculum-development process and emphasizes that…

  12. Curriculum Integration: An Overview

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    Wall, Amanda; Leckie, Alisa

    2017-01-01

    Curriculum integration is a tenet of middle level education. "This We Believe," the position paper of the Association for Middle Level Education, advocates for curriculum that is exploratory, relevant, integrative, and meaningful for young adolescents. Teachers can integrate curriculum across content areas by anchoring units of study in…

  13. Special Curriculum Issue.

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    O'Connor, Bridget N.; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Includes "Foreword" (O'Connor, Fidoten); "Organizational and End-User Information Systems (OEIS)" (Regan); "Curriculum Development" (Bronner); "OEIS Model Curriculum" (O'Connor); "OEIS Model Curriculum: A Template for Implementation" (Moses, Rehwaldt); "Status of Model Curricula Development" (Caouette, Lutz); "Training in Industry and Education"…

  14. Drama in the Australian National Curriculum: Decisions, Tensions and Uncertainties

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    Stinson, Madonna; Saunders, John Nicholas

    2016-01-01

    In September 2015, the Australian Federal Government endorsed the final version of the Australian Curriculum arts framework a document resulting from nearly seven years of consultation and development. "The Australian Curriculum: The Arts Version 8.0" comprises five subjects: dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts. This article…

  15. Enhancing Teachers' Curriculum Ownership via Teacher Engagement in State-Based Curriculum-Making: The Estonian Case

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    Mikser, Rain; Kärner, Anita; Krull, Edgar

    2016-01-01

    Teachers' curriculum ownership is increasingly gaining attention in many countries. It is particularly important that under the conditions of centralized curriculum-making, teachers as final implementers of curricular ideas identify themselves with these ideas. This study investigates Estonian upper secondary school teachers' views on the impact…

  16. Synoptic Curriculum Texts: Representation of Contemporary Curriculum Scholarship. Erratum

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    Kim, Pyeong-Gook; Marshall, J. Dan

    2006-01-01

    Building upon past studies of curriculum textbooks in the US, this paper presents an analytical framework that classifies curriculum texts according to their representation of reconceptualized curriculum scholarship. It uses four indicators of the representation of curriculum scholarship in the analyses of eight curriculum texts published in the…

  17. Synoptic Curriculum Texts: Representation of Contemporary Curriculum Scholarship

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    Kim, Pyeong-Gook; Marshall, J. Dan

    2005-01-01

    Building upon past studies of curriculum textbooks in the US, this paper presents an analytical framework that classifies curriculum texts according to their representation of reconceptualized curriculum scholarship. It uses four indicators of the representation of curriculum scholarship in the analyses of eight curriculum texts published in the…

  18. New Jersey Curriculum Management Center: Curriculum Dissemination Services.

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    Law, Gordon F., Jr.

    A description of the curriculum dissemination system of the New Jersey Curriculum Management Center (NJCMC) is provided for the use of educators needing these services and for other states who wish to establish similar curriculum dissemination systems. As a curriculum management center in the National Network for Curriculum Coordination in…

  19. Changing Curriculum: A Critical Inquiry into the Revision of the British Columbia Science Curriculum For Grades K-9

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    Searchfield, Mary A.

    In 2010 British Columbia's Ministry of Education started the process of redesigning the provincial school curriculum, Kindergarten to Grade 12. Mandatory implementation of the new curriculum was set for the 2016/17 school year for Grades K-9, and 2017/18 for Grades 10-12. With a concerted emphasis on personalized learning and through the frame of a Know-Do-Understand curriculum model, the new curriculum aims to meet the needs of today's learners, described as living in a technology-rich, fast-paced and ever-changing world, through a concept-based and competency-driven emphasis. This thesis is a critical analysis of the BC K-9 Science curriculum as written and published, looking specifically at how science is treated as a form of knowledge, its claimed presentation as a story, and on whether the intentions claimed by the designers are matched in the curriculum's final form.

  20. Cosmetology. Secondary Curriculum Guide.

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    Moye, Michael D.; And Others

    This curriculum guide is designed to offer guidelines along with supporting resources and teaching ideas from which the local secondary instructor can extract a cosmetology curriculum that meets local needs. Following an outline of the philosophy and goals underlying state and local vocational education programs in Georgia, the purpose and…

  1. Reading Improvement Curriculum.

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    Lansing School District, MI.

    This curriculum guide was developed to provide a consistent reading improvement curriculum throughout the Lansing, Michigan, adult education program. An introductory section contains a statement of the purpose of the program, its objectives and goals, student and teacher survey forms, general instructions and suggestions for using the teaching…

  2. Connecting Curriculum, Linking Learning

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    Whyte, Barbara; Fraser, Deborah; Aitken, Viv

    2013-01-01

    Teachers and principals know that students learn best when involved, challenged and inspired. An integrated curriculum offers teachers the tools to engage, extend and enthuse students. Yet today's curriculum seems to be narrowing and becoming restrictive. Assessment-driven teaching, reporting to standards and a pronounced emphasis on individual…

  3. Fire Science Curriculum Guide.

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    Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.

    This curriculum guide, developed in cooperation with the State Advisory Committee on Fireman Training for Post-High School Preparatory Programs, summarizes the need for formal training programs in fire protection and offers guidelines for their establishment. It is also a practical handbook for the planning of fire protection curriculums and…

  4. Chemistry: Curriculum Guide.

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    Harlandale Independent School District, San Antonio, TX. Career Education Center.

    The guide is arranged in vertical columns relating the chemistry curriculum concepts to curriculum performance objectives, career concepts and career performance objectives, suggested teaching methods, and resource materials. Occupational information for 40 different occupations includes job duties, educational requirements, salary range, and…

  5. Nuclear Age Education Curriculum.

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    Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

    The primary goal of the Oregon nuclear age education curriculum is to develop in students the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of living in a nuclear age. This curriculum is developed around five general themes, each corresponding to a specific unit. The general goals for the units are: (Unit 1) to increase students' exposure to…

  6. Criminal Justice Curriculum Models.

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    Lumb, Richard C.; Alm, Mary

    This report outlines three new curriculum models for criminal justice developed as part of the North Carolina Community College System's Curriculum Improvement Project (CIP): the "Generalist"; "Generalist-with-Options" for a Law Enforcement Specialty, Corrections Specialty, or Protective Services Specialty; and "Generalist…

  7. Information Systems Curriculum.

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    O'Neil, Sharon Lund

    This guide outlines an information systems curriculum that has been developed for postsecondary institutions in Texas. The curriculum, which is intended to help students acquire the competencies necessary to function in automated offices in business and industry, includes the following core courses: computer business applications I and II,…

  8. A Curriculum for Curiosity

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    Cushman, Mike

    2012-01-01

    Michael Gove has correctly lambasted the current curriculum for information and communication technology (ICT): his proposed solution is as wrong as the current curriculum, as findings from the Penceil Research Project on how to engage non-users of ICTs demonstrate. Learning how to use a word processor and a spreadsheet is a useful low-level…

  9. Curriculum Reviews: Solar Energy.

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    Riley, Joseph P.

    1982-01-01

    Reviews Solar Energy Education Project (SEEP), a set of 10 curriculum guides emphasizing process skills as well as content for grades K-9. Solar concepts are taught almost exclusively through process activities and, although developed in Australia, the curriculum is easily adaptable to American classrooms. (Author/JN)

  10. Mountain-Plains Curriculum.

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    Mountain-Plains Education and Economic Development Program, Inc., Glasgow AFB, MT.

    The document lists the Mountain-Plains curriculum by job title (where applicable), including support courses. The curriculum areas covered are mathematics skills, communication skills, office education, lodging services, food services, marketing and distribution, welding support, automotive, small engines, career guidance, World of Work, health…

  11. Curriculum Guides for SSSQ.

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    McCarron, Lawrence; And Others

    The curriculum guide was designed to teach prevocational and independent living skills to students with a wide range of handicapping conditions. The SSSQ (Street Survival Skills Questionnaire) curriculum presents information on objectives, materials, suggested performance criteria, teacher strategies, and specific students activities for the…

  12. [Tennessee Kindergarten Curriculum Guides.

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    Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.

    Provided are Tennessee's state kindergarten curriculum guides in the 6 areas of health, social studies, language arts, science, physical education, and mathematics. The health curriculum guide centers on developing and maintaining good health. The social studies guide aids children in understanding self as an individual and in relation to other…

  13. Illinois Manufacturing Technology Curriculum.

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    Cliffe, Roger; And Others

    This manufacturing technology curriculum involves students in learning problem-solving, communication, team building, quality control, safety, math, science, and technical skills. The document begins with a section on implementation, which gives background information on the purposes and development of the curriculum, explains its rationale,…

  14. A Critical Humanist Curriculum

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    Magill, Kevin; Rodriguez, Arturo

    2015-01-01

    This essay is a critical humanist discussion of curriculum; a departure from the technicist view of education [education meant to support a global capitalist economy] and an analysis of curriculum considering critical humanism, political economy and critical race theory among other modes of critical analysis and inquiry. Our discussion supports a…

  15. Arts in the Curriculum.

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    Weinstock, Ruth

    This monograph, part of an ongoing series, discusses the need for school arts programs and provides some examples of how the arts can be infused into the regular curriculum at the elementary level. Support systems for such programs are also discussed. Properly conceived, the arts constitute a great integrating force in the curriculum. To achieve…

  16. Curriculum Guide Construction Cluster.

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    Kline, Ken

    As part of a model construction cluster curriculum development project, this guide was developed and implemented in the Beaverton (Oregon) School District. The curriculum guide contains 16 units covering the following topics: introduction to construction jobs; safety and first aid; blueprint readings; basic mathematics; site work; framing; roofing…

  17. Medical Services Assistant Curriculum.

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    Leeman, Phyllis A.

    Designed to develop 12th-grade multiple competencies courses, this curriculum prepares the student to assist a physician, dentist, or other health professional with the management of a medical office and to perform basic health services procedures. Course descriptions are provided for the two courses in the curriculum: medical services assistant…

  18. Curriculum Development and Research.

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    Tyler, Ralph W.

    Ralph W. Tyler's paper on "Curriculum Development and Research" contains examples of research findings which were or were not used in efforts to change or develop curriculum. The roles, use, and importance of action research, formulation of objectives, planning and organization of learning experiences, program assessment, relationship…

  19. Soviet Arts Curriculum Guide.

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    San Diego County Office of Education, CA.

    This extensive curriculum guide was written in conjunction with the San Diego Arts Festival of Soviet Arts in 1989. It aimed to provide teachers with insights and ideas about arts in the Soviet Union before, during, and after the Arts Festival. A curriculum model is presented at the beginning of the guide to illustrate how the lessons were…

  20. Equasions for Curriculum Improvement.

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    Eckenrod, James S.

    1986-01-01

    Describes the Technology in Curriculum (TIC) program resource guides which will be distributed to California schools in the fall of 1986. These guides match available instructional television programs and computer software to existing California curriculum guides in order to facilitate teachers' classroom use. (JDH)

  1. Developing An ESOL Curriculum.

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    Mendoza, Amelia

    Prepared for instructors in adult literacy programs, this paper summarizes a reading curriculum designed to meet the needs of a predominantly Spanish-speaking community. The reading instruction curriculum is presented as a sequence of educational objectives under five headings: basic skills, structural analysis, vocabulary, comprehension, and…

  2. Renewing the Core Curriculum

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    Lawson, Hal A.

    2007-01-01

    The core curriculum accompanied the development of the academic discipline with multiple names such as Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Science, and Health and Human Performance. It provides commonalties for undergraduate majors. It is timely to renew this curriculum. Renewal involves strategic reappraisals. It may stimulate change or reaffirm the…

  3. Brownstone Afterschool Curriculum.

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    Institute for Children and Poverty, New York, NY.

    Acknowledging the changes that poor and homeless students have experienced, this curriculum guide uses change to focus on the challenges found in transitioning into a new environment. The premise underlying the curriculum is that the forces that shape human life are constantly changing, and in order to give meaning to these changes, students must…

  4. The Business Education Curriculum.

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    Selden, William H., Jr.

    The publication is designed to serve as a guide for those responsible for business education in Pennsylvania, emphasizing curriculum planning and the development of course guidelines. Chapter one deals with planning the business education program within the framework of the principles of curriculum construction. Program implementation at the…

  5. Curriculum as Structured Inequality.

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    Goodson, Ivor

    This paper addresses the social context of curriculum construction and development to show the relationship between school curricula and patterns of social organization control. The first section traces the history of the concept of curriculum based on sequence, prescription, and differentiation and links this concept to the prevailing ideology of…

  6. The Galapagos Jason Curriculum.

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    National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.

    The JASON Curriculum Project materials are designed to prepare teachers and students for an exploration around the Galapagos Islands via satellite transmission of live images and sound. This curriculum package contains five units, 25 lesson plans, and over 50 activities, along with teacher background material, student worksheets and readings, a…

  7. Consumer Mathematics Curriculum Guide.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.

    This guide for high school consumer mathematics (one in a set of curriculum guides developed by Louisiana statewide mathematics curriculum committees) contains a course outline, performance objectives, and coordinated activities designed to teach skills that students will need as citizens and consumers. Background on the development,…

  8. Planning National Curriculum Science.

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    Carden, Nigel

    1991-01-01

    A consortium working group was formed to examine statements of attainment in Great Britain's National Curriculum and make recommendations on curriculum organization and delivery for students with learning difficulties attending special schools. The consortium recommended teaching science through guided play and such science-focused topics as…

  9. A Curriculum for 2020

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    Newby, Mike

    2005-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the kinds of knowledge and range of skills that will be needed to teach the curriculum of 2020. He contends that young people will need to prepare themselves for occupations different from those known today, and that the vocationally-focused, narrowly-instrumental curriculum in which secondary pupils acquire…

  10. THE CHANGING SCHOOL CURRICULUM.

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    GOODLAD, JOHN I.; AND OTHERS

    DEVELOPMENTS IN ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM REVISION FROM 1950 TO 1963 ARE REVIEWED AND EVALUATED. SCHOOL VISITATIONS, PROGRESS REPORTS, PROJECT CRITIQUES, AND INTERVIEWS AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH PROJECT DIRECTORS WERE USED TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS GENERALLY INCLUDE--(1) A…

  11. Vocational Preparation Curriculum: Plumbing.

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    Usoro, Hogan

    This document is a curriculum guide for instructors teaching vocational preparation for plumbing to special needs students. The purpose of the curriculum guide is to provide minimum skills for disadvantaged and handicapped students entering the mainstream; to supplement vocational skills of those students already in a regular training program…

  12. Language Arts Curriculum.

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    Intermountain School, Brigham City, UT.

    Based on a coordinated aural-oral approach, this language arts curriculum guide was developed to teach Navajo students English as a second language. The design of the curriculum provides for longitudinal and horizontal movements to favor concept formation by inductive experience. The plan gears instruction to three instructional levels: low (the…

  13. Training Student Organizers Curriculum.

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    Zamm, Michael; Hurtado, Denise

    The purpose of this curriculum is to help teachers and field supervisors at the college, high school, and advanced junior high school level train students to organize environmental improvement projects. It can also be used by graduate/undergraduate students who are supervising secondary school students. The curriculum may be started at any point…

  14. Business Mathematics Curriculum.

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    EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.

    This curriculum guide for teaching business mathematics in the Connecticut Vocational-Technical School System is based on the latest thinking of instructors in the field, suggestions from mathematics authorities, and current instructional approaches in education. The curriculum guide consists of six sections: (1) career relationships and…

  15. Rhizomatic Explorations in Curriculum

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    Smitka, Julie A. M.

    2012-01-01

    A visual and theatrical exercise anchored in the Grades 11 and 12 Ontario Curriculum for Media Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies was enacted and recorded as individual experiences of each participant. The event was re-mastered in a graphic representation that depicts the forces, pushes and pulls of curriculum and students' needs which educators…

  16. Indian Education Curriculum Guidelines.

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    Wise, Lu Celia, Ed.

    Designed in Oklahoma as a teaching aid for teachers in Indian education, this booklet is organized according to the subject areas of the curriculum. It provides a ready resource on Indian culture and should thus be of value to teachers who work with both Indian and non-Indian students. Guidelines for curriculum development in multicultural…

  17. Solar Technology Curriculum, 1980.

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    Seward County Community Coll., Liberal, KS.

    This curriculum guide contains lecture outlines and handouts for training solar technicians in the installation, maintenance, and repair of solar energy hot water and space heating systems. The curriculum consists of four modular units developed to provide a model through which community colleges and area vocational/technical schools can respond…

  18. Longitudinal interdisciplinary neuroscience curriculum.

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    Gopalan, Priya; Azzam, Pierre N; Travis, Michael J; Schlesinger, Abigail; Lewis, David A

    2014-04-01

    Enhancing neuroscience education during psychiatry residency training requires the organization of comprehensive and longitudinal pedagogy in various aspects of clinical neuroscience. This process can be complex, and limited structured guidance is available for how to implement such a curriculum. The authors' principal goal was to develop a longitudinal interdisciplinary neuroscience curriculum that spans 4 years, promotes collaboration of educators from multiple departments, and can be generalized to other psychiatry programs. The authors implemented a 4-year curriculum in a stepwise manner during psychiatry residency training. They obtained feedback and used it for improvement. Positive feedback was given for the curriculum, with improvement to scores across 2 years. Development of a clinical neuroscience curriculum at the authors' program provides a potential framework for implementation in other psychiatry residency programs.

  19. Midwifery participatory curriculum development: Transformation through active partnership.

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    Sidebotham, Mary; Walters, Caroline; Chipperfield, Janine; Gamble, Jenny

    2017-07-01

    Evolving knowledge and professional practice combined with advances in pedagogy and learning technology create challenges for accredited professional programs. Internationally a sparsity of literature exists around curriculum development for professional programs responsive to regulatory and societal drivers. This paper evaluates a participatory curriculum development framework, adapted from the community development sector, to determine its applicability to promote engagement and ownership during the development of a Bachelor of Midwifery curriculum at an Australian University. The structures, processes and resulting curriculum development framework are described. A representative sample of key curriculum development team members were interviewed in relation to their participation. Qualitative analysis of transcribed interviews occurred through inductive, essentialist thematic analysis. Two main themes emerged: (1) 'it is a transformative journey' and (2) focused 'partnership in action'. Results confirmed the participatory curriculum development process provides symbiotic benefits to participants leading to individual and organisational growth and the perception of a shared curriculum. A final operational model using a participatory curriculum development process to guide the development of accredited health programs emerged. The model provides an appropriate structure to create meaningful collaboration with multiple stakeholders to produce a curriculum that is contemporary, underpinned by evidence and reflective of 'real world' practice. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  20. Integrating information literacy across a BSN curriculum.

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    Flood, Lisa Sue; Gasiewicz, Nanci; Delpier, Terry

    2010-02-01

    Although research regarding effective informatics teaching strategies is sparse and informatics competencies have not yet been finalized, nurse educators have been challenged to include informatics throughout the curriculum. Nurse educators are confronted with how best to incorporate informatics into an already burgeoning curriculum. This article offers a systematic approach to incorporating information literacy, a vital component of informatics, across a baccalaureate of science in nursing curriculum. Motivated by the Institute of Medicine report, guided by the initial Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform competency framework, and using the specific Quality and Safety Education for Nurses informatics competencies, the proposed integrated approach emphasizes clinical applications. The five assignments are designed to incrementally increase students' abilities to recognize the need for information (i.e., knowledge); advance students' abilities to locate, evaluate, and use information (i.e., skills); and foster a positive appreciation for information literacy (i.e., attitudes) when planning safe, effective patient care. Copyright 2010, SLACK Incorporated.

  1. Beyond Curriculum Reform: Confronting Medicine's Hidden Curriculum.

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    Hafferty, Frederic W.

    1998-01-01

    Discusses the existence of three curricula in medical schools (formal, informal, and hidden) and suggests that educators and administrators investigate the hidden curriculum by examining four areas: institutional policies; evaluation practices; resource-allocation decisions; and institutional "slang." Needed reforms in accreditation standards are…

  2. Nutrition Education Curriculum. Second Grade Curriculum.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

    Six major concepts form the framework for this second grade nutrition education curriculum: (1) Food is essential for all living things (identifying basic food groups, classifying processed foods into basic food groups, and identifying food varieties produced locally); (2) Nutrition is the food you eat and how the body uses it (recognizing how…

  3. Nutrition Education Curriculum. First Grade Curriculum.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

    Six major concepts form the framework for this first grade nutrition education curriculum: (1) Food is essential for all living things (identifying basic food groups and classifying processed foods into basic food groups); (2) Nutrition is the food you eat and how the body uses it (recognizing how food choices are related to a healthy body,…

  4. Nutrition Education Curriculum. Third Grade Curriculum.

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    Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock.

    Six major concepts form the framework for this third grade nutrition education curriculum: (1) Food is essential for all living things (identifying basic food groups, classifying processed foods into basic food groups, and identifying food varieties produced locally); (2) Nutrition is the food you eat and how the body uses it (recognizing how food…

  5. Web-based Curriculum

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    Zebrack, Jennifer R; Mitchell, Julie L; Davids, Susan L; Simpson, Deborah E

    2005-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To address the need for women's health education by designing, implementing, and evaluating a self-study, web-based women's health curriculum. DESIGN Cohort of students enrolled in the ambulatory portion of the medicine clerkship with comparison group of students who had not yet completed this rotation. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING Third- and fourth-year medical students on the required medicine clerkship (115 students completed the curriculum; 158 completed patient-related logs). INTERVENTION Following an extensive needs assessment and formulation of competencies and objectives, we developed a web-based women's health curriculum completed during the ambulatory portion of the medicine clerkship. The modules were case based and included web links, references, and immediate feedback on posttesting. We discuss technical issues with implementation and maintenance. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS We evaluated this curriculum using anonymous questionnaires, open-ended narrative comments, online multiple-choice tests, and personal digital assistant (PDA) logs of patient-related discussions of women's health. Students completing the curriculum valued learning women's health, preferred this self-directed learning over lecture, scored highly on knowledge tests, and were involved in more and higher-level discussions of women's health with faculty (P <.001). CONCLUSIONS We present a model for the systematic design of a web-based women's health curriculum as part of a medicine clerkship. The web-based instruction resolved barriers associated with limited curriculum time and faculty availability, provided an accessible and standard curriculum, and met the needs of adult learners (with their motivation to learn topics they value and apply this knowledge in their daily work). We hypothesize that our web-based curriculum spurred students to later discuss these topics with faculty. Web-based learning may be particularly suited for women's health because of its multidisciplinary

  6. Oregon Agriculture I Curriculum Guide.

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    Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Agricultural Education.

    This curriculum package was developed to be used as a guide for high school vocational agriculture teachers in Oregon preparing a curriculum to meet local community/regional needs. A second goal of this curriculum is to eliminate sex-bias or sex-role stereotyping in vocational agriculture classes. The curriculum contains 20 units. Topics covered…

  7. Space physiology within an exercise physiology curriculum.

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    Carter, Jason R; West, John B

    2013-09-01

    Compare and contrast strategies remain common pedagogical practices within physiological education. With the support of an American Physiological Society Teaching Career Enhancement Award, we have developed a junior- or senior-level undergraduate curriculum for exercise physiology that compares and contrasts the physiological adaptations of chronic terrestrial exercise (TEx) and microgravity (μG). We used a series of peer-reviewed publications to demonstrate that many of the physiological adaptations to TEx and μG are opposite. For example, TEx typically improves cardiovascular function and orthostatic tolerance, whereas μG can lead to declines in both. TEx leads to muscle hypertrophy, and μG elicits muscle atrophy. TEx increases bone mineral density and red blood cell mass, whereas μG decreases bone mineral density and red blood cell mass. Importantly, exercise during spaceflight remains a crucial countermeasure to limit some of these adverse physiological adaptations to μG. This curriculum develops critical thinking skills by dissecting peer-reviewed articles and discussing the strengths and weaknesses associated with simulated and actual μG studies. Moreover, the curriculum includes studies on both animals and humans, providing a strong translational component to the curriculum. In summary, we have developed a novel space physiology curriculum delivered during the final weeks of an exercise physiology course in which students gain critical new knowledge that reinforces key concepts presented throughout the semester.

  8. Medical students' perspectives on a multicultural curriculum.

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    Lypson, Monica L; Ross, Paula T; Kumagai, Arno K

    2008-09-01

    The Liaison Committee on Medical Education requires medical schools to deliver curriculum that prepares graduates to care for a culturally diverse patient population. This study explores student perceptions of 1 multicultural curriculum and their preparedness for dealing with: racism, stereotypes, community partnership and disparities. Focus groups were conducted with 22 preclinical and clinical students. Participants were asked semistructured and open-ended questions. Using a conceptual approach to thematic content analysis of transcripts, the data were reviewed by the study's authors for common themes. The authors identified the following: 1) Students asserted that topics of multiculturalism, disparities and racism should be incorporated both throughout the curriculum and in discrete packages; these topics would be most effective if highlighted during their clinical training. 2) Students preferred learning about topics such as racism and bias from "real" patients. 3) At times, written cases may be counterproductive by reinforcing stereotypes. 4) Finally, students note that without recurrent assessment, many students do not perceive topics on multicultural issues as vital to their education. Given these recurring themes, we have reviewed our assessment strategies for the multicultural curriculum and are implementing a longitudinal assessment of our multicultural curriculum. Our findings should inform our school and others as to the need for further faculty development and clerkship materials in the area of cultural competency.

  9. Energy auditor training curriculum

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    Not Available

    1979-10-01

    The curriculum presented is designed to be used by States in training energy auditors. The curriculum has been prepared to insure that participating individuals are technically competent to plan, implement, and follow-up energy audits. Successful completion of the program satisfies general-qualification requirements for an energy auditor. The core of the training curriculum is the logical sequence of steps that the energy auditor will be experiencing in conducting energy audits and the implementation and monitoring of a comprehensive energy-management program. (MCW)

  10. The Didactic Therapeutics Curriculum.

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    Bartlett, Jimmy D.

    1986-01-01

    Considerations to be made in designing an optometry curriculum for treating patients with eye diseases are reviewed, including the scope of practice and specific areas of instruction in the biomedical, basic vision, and clinical vision sciences. (MSE)

  11. Curriculum and Cognition

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    Rosenstein, Joseph

    1971-01-01

    Paper presented at the Summer Meeting of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf held in Philadelphia, June 24-27, 1970. Discussed are concepts of curriculum development, cognitive development, and educational methods with implications for the handicapped. (CB)

  12. A proposed core curriculum for dental English education in Japan.

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    Rodis, Omar M M; Barroga, Edward; Barron, J Patrick; Hobbs, James; Jayawardena, Jayanetti A; Kageyama, Ikuo; Kalubi, Bukasa; Langham, Clive; Matsuka, Yoshizo; Miyake, Yoichiro; Seki, Naoko; Oka, Hiroko; Peters, Martin; Shibata, Yo; Stegaroiu, Roxana; Suzuki, Kazuyoshi; Takahashi, Shigeru; Tsuchiya, Hironori; Yoshida, Toshiko; Yoshimoto, Katsuhiko

    2014-11-18

    Globalization of the professions has become a necessity among schools and universities across the world. It has affected the medical and dental professions in terms of curriculum design and student and patient needs. In Japan, where medicine and dentistry are taught mainly in the Japanese language, profession-based courses in English, known as Medical English and Dental English, have been integrated into the existing curriculum among its 83 medical and 29 dental schools. Unfortunately, there is neither a core curriculum nor a model syllabus for these courses. This report is based on a survey, two discussion forums, a workshop, and finally, the drafting of a proposed core curriculum for dental English approved by consensus of the participants from each university. The core curriculum covers the theoretical aspects, including dental English terms and oral pathologies; and practical aspects, including blended learning and dentist-patient communication. It is divided into modules and is recommended to be offered for at least two semesters. The core curriculum is expected to guide curriculum developers in schools where dental English courses are yet to be offered or are still in their early development. It may also serve as a model curriculum to medical and dental schools in countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Central and South America, where English is not the medium of instruction.

  13. A Study of Job Demands and Curriculum Development in Agricultural Training Related to the Muskegon County Wastewater Management System. Final Report. Volume I. An Overview of the Research Project.

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    Fisher, Harold S.; And Others

    This volume is one of a four-volume final report of a research project developed to identify the jobs and training needs for the area of wastewater land treatment systems and related agricultural occupations. The overall purpose of the project is presented in terms of its six subobjectives: (1) To identify the agricultural occupations related to…

  14. Hidden Curriculum as One of Current Issue of Curriculum

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    Alsubaie, Merfat Ayesh

    2015-01-01

    There are several issues in the education system, especially in the curriculum field that affect education. Hidden curriculum is one of current controversial curriculum issues. Many hidden curricular issues are the result of assumptions and expectations that are not formally communicated, established, or conveyed within the learning environment.…

  15. Curriculum Orientations: Investigating the Curriculum of Educational Systems.

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    Ben-Peretz, Miriam; Lavi, Zvi

    To examine the relationship between society and curriculum, three research projects are analyzed. The first project, Beauchamp and Beauchamp (1967), which attempts to answer the question of how a curriculum comes to be what it is, examined the likenesses and differences in curriculum engineering practices among selected European countries. The…

  16. Biological Sciences Curriculum Study

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    Biological Sciences Curriculum Study

    1999-11-29

    The product, which culminates a two-year curriculum development project is a 152-page curriculum module dealing with genes, environment, and human behavior for use in high school biology classrooms. BSCS began the Project in January 1997 with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. Development work included the input of an external advisory committee, external reviewers, a panel of writers, and national field testing. BSCS printed 20,000 copies of the module. To date, over 11,000 teachers have requested and received copies of the module free of charge. The curriculum exposes students to methods used to study behavioral genetics and examines themore » impact if this research on society.« less

  17. Humane Education: A Curriculum Approach.

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    Pearce, Robert W.

    1980-01-01

    Describes a curriculum-based approach to humane education and addresses the role of humane education in the school curriculum as well as the relationship's of education to other facets of animal welfare work. (Author/DS)

  18. Global Uses in Curriculum Development.

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    Cross, Beverly E.; Molnar, Alex

    1994-01-01

    Considers the ambiguity surrounding curriculum workers' conceptualizations of global education. Adopting a framework that encompasses nationalist, international commerce, and humanist perspectives, the article highlights how each viewpoint affects curriculum development, recommending that all three perspectives be considered and synthesized during…

  19. Theme: In-Agriculture Curriculum.

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    Elliot, Jack, Ed.; And Others

    1991-01-01

    Seven theme articles review the history and philosophy of vocational agriculture, its relationship to the national goals for education, the place of sustainable agriculture and supervised experience in the curriculum, diversifying the curriculum, and fisheries education programs in Alaska. (SK)

  20. Research Visibility: Vocational Education Curriculum.

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    Brandon, George L., Ed.

    1970-01-01

    Sixteen research reviews are organized under these topics: (1) Curriculum Development, treating a national conference report, a guide for the development of a curriculum, occupational analysis as a basis for curriculum development, and a shared-time concept for area programs, (2) Agricultural Education, reviewing innovative aspects of off-farm…

  1. Restructuring for an Interdisciplinary Curriculum.

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    Jenkins, John M., Ed.; Tanner, Daniel, Ed.

    Articles for developing an integrated secondary curriculum are presented in this book. The articles include: "Synthesis Versus Fragmentation: The Way Out of Curriculum Confusion," by Daniel Tanner; "The Interrelated Curriculum," by Steven S. Means; "Integrated Teaching and Learning in Essential Schools," by Richard Lear; "Interdisciplinary Teaming…

  2. The Concept of Curriculum Design.

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    Barrow, Robin

    This paper approaches the concept of curriculum design from a philosophical perspective, arguing that the concept of "design" in curriculum is fundamentally misleading. The paper begins with a series of comments questioning the assumption that curriculum design involves a set of discrete skills or procedures in which one may attain expertise, like…

  3. What Do Curriculum Developers Do?

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    Peretz, Miriam Ben; Tamir, Pinchas

    This study was designed to analyze the process of curriculum development adopted by developers in language arts, biology, and geography, in a centralized educational system. Specific objectives were to identify naturalistic models of curriculum development used in curriculum projects in Israel; point out relationships between contextual factors…

  4. Curriculum Inquiry, Theory, and Politics

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    Grumet, Madeleine R.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a review of four chapters in "Part III, Section F: Inquiring into Curriculum" of "The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction" (F. M. Connelly, M. F. He, J. I. Phillion, Eds.; Sage Publications, 2008). In her review of these chapters ["Curriculum Inquiry" (William H. Schubert. Chapter 19, pp.…

  5. Process Accountability in Curriculum Development.

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    Gooler, Dennis D.; Grotelueschen, Arden

    This paper urges the curriculum developer to assume the accountability for his decisions necessitated by the actual ways our society functions. The curriculum developer is encouraged to recognize that he is a salesman with a commodity (the curriculum). He is urged to realize that if he cannot market the package to the customers (the various…

  6. Managing Curriculum Change in Schools.

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    Jones, Cheryl; Potter, Mary; Ebrahim, Nazir

    This document is intended to assist teachers and managers in England's schools sector in their efforts to introduce an effective and flexible curriculum at Key stage 4 (ages 14-16) that extends to work-related learning. The first two-thirds of the document discusses the following steps in managing curriculum change: (1) make curriculum change a…

  7. Curriculum Pearls for Faculty Members

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    Staykova, Milena P.

    2013-01-01

    Many nurse educators fear involvement in curriculum development because of limited understanding of what it entails. Curricula, as etymological, epistemological, and phenomenological concepts have attracted the attention of educators for decades. Several curriculum models exist to explain curriculum decision-making, and the relationship among…

  8. Reading, Scope, and the Curriculum.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    A major problem in the teaching of reading is to determine the scope or breadth of the curriculum--how broad to develop the objectives of instruction becomes paramount in curriculum development. Breadth of the curriculum may then be represented by points on a continuum with a wider scope on one end and narrowing down toward the other end. This…

  9. Forestry Occupations. A Curriculum Guide.

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    Mercer, R. J., Ed.

    Developed as a part of a larger project to revise the total agricultural education curriculum in South Carolina, this curriculum guide is designed for a 2-year course in forestry occupations. A paradigm accompanies the document and illustrates a possible time frame and sequence. The units covered by the curriculum include an orientation to…

  10. Mississippi Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum.

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    Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Bureau of School Improvement.

    This document presents the Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum developed for use in Mississippi elementary and secondary schools. The curriculum uses a developmental approach to substance abuse prevention which emphasizes helping students gain information needed to make sound decisions about drug use. Incorporated into the curriculum are all…

  11. Hospitality Occupations. Curriculum Guide.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Homemaking Education.

    This curriculum guide on the hospitality occupations was developed to help secondary and postsecondary home economics teachers prepare individuals for entry-level jobs in the hospitality industry. The content is in seven sections. The first section presents organizational charts of a medium-size hotel, food and beverage division, housekeeping and…

  12. Carpentry. Vocational Preparation Curriculum.

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    Herd, Amon

    Intended for instructors serving the occupational needs of disadvantaged and handicapped students, this curriculum guide contains nine units for a carpentry program. Its purposes are to provide minimum skills for students entering the mainstream, supplement vocational skills of students already mainstreamed, and provide vocational instructional…

  13. Occupational Clothing Curriculum.

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    Fraser, Annette J.

    Designed to provide individualized, hands-on experience for secondary or postsecondary students in gainful homemaking programs, this occupational clothing curriculum contains eight learning modules. The following topics are covered in the modules: plant production for the needle trades (needle trade structure and operation, terminology, history,…

  14. Freshman English Curriculum.

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    Kershner, Ivan; Holt, Pol

    This leveled curriculum guide, composed of assignment and evaluation sheets, is divided into five different sections. Freshmen Grammar deals with such topics as subject-verb agreement, punctuation and capitalization, possessives, complete sentences, parts of speech, correct verb form, simple and complex sentences, and correct word form. Freshman…

  15. Across the Curriculum.

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    Burns, Marilyn; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Across-the-curriculum articles focus on four areas. A math activity describes optical illusions and the properties of shapes. A hands-on science activity presents the chemistry of secret messages. A writing lesson helps students capture the essence of character. An art lesson presents a project on medieval castles. (SM)

  16. Comprehensive Business Technology Curriculum.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Program Planning and Development.

    This curriculum is designed to provide elective courses in business for academic track high school students in Connecticut. The guide is organized in three sections. The first section introduces the concept of business education for nonvocational students, lists the objectives of the courses, describes the course structure, explains the idea of…

  17. Child Safety Curriculum Standards.

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    National School Safety Center, Malibu, CA.

    This document presents a set of child safety curriculum guidelines intended to help prevent child victimization and to promote safer living and learning environments for children and adolescents across America. These guidelines were developed to help educators, law enforcement personnel, and members of other youth-serving agencies teach children…

  18. Chaos in the Curriculum.

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    MacPherson, Eric D.

    1995-01-01

    Predicts that the paradigms of chaos theory will rapidly move into the social sciences, resulting in major changes in educational research and the study of the curriculum. Discusses the need for new metaphors and paradigms in the social sciences. Briefly characterizes previous educational principles and approaches. (MJP)

  19. Handbook on Curriculum Development.

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    Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

    This study examines current problems surrounding curriculum development in the classroom. Part one describes the state of the art in terms of definition, theory and practices, methods, types, and unresolved questions. Part two contains descriptions of the following 12 selected innovative projects: (a) "Learning Objectives for Vocational Schools:…

  20. Food Service Curriculum.

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    Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

    This handbook presents a competency-based curriculum that provides information to teachers and administrators planning a secondary food service program in Alaska. The organization of the handbook is similar to the work stations commonly found in food service operations, although some competency areas, such as sanitation and safety and the care and…

  1. Rethinking the MSW Curriculum

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    Colby, Ira C.

    2013-01-01

    The foundation year and specialization year of study are the accepted framework for graduate social work education. A common belief among educators is that accreditation standards are prescriptive by design, resulting in a rigidity that neither encourages nor supports curricular innovation. This article outlines a newly developed curriculum model…

  2. Drafting. Competency Based Curriculum.

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    Everly, Al; And Others

    This competency based drafting curriculum is presented in seven specialization sections with units in each section containing a competency statement, performance objective, learning activities, evaluation, and quiz or problem sheets. Some units also contain answer sheets and/or handout sheets. Sections and number of units presented are (1) basic…

  3. Women's History Curriculum Guide.

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    Ruthsdotter, Mary, Ed.; Eisenberg, Bonnie, Ed.

    This curriculum guide is designed to facilitate teachers' first efforts to introduce information about women in U.S. history. The guide promotes a multicultural awareness of women's history beginning with the Native Americans and proceeding to current issues of diversity. Activities are divided for grades 1-6 and 7-12 but may be adapted as…

  4. The Curriculum Superhighway

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    Armstrong, Thomas

    2007-01-01

    A superhighway is being built across today's education landscape, extending from preschool to graduate school, writes Armstrong. This superhighway bypasses all the byways, narrow routes, and winding paths that have traditionally filled the road from early childhood to early adulthood. As schools race to move students through the curriculum at…

  5. Carnival in the Curriculum

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    Herne, Steve; Burgess-Macey, Celia; Rogers, Maggie

    2008-01-01

    This article focuses on a carnival in the curriculum project designed to revitalise the arts in the experience of students in Higher Education preparing to become primary school teachers. It argues the relevance of a combined arts or trans-disciplinary artform in the remit of a visual arts education journal and explores carnival as a complex,…

  6. ISSUES. Teacher Curriculum Guide.

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    Mid-Continent Regional Educational Lab., Inc., Kansas City, MO.

    Innovative Social Studies: Urban Elementary Schools, known as ISSUES, is a social studies program actively pursuing the profound social problems of our times by daily student involvement with solutions as part of the curriculum. Upper elementary and junior high students increase their understanding in active participation in community problem…

  7. An Adult ESL Curriculum.

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    South Carolina Literacy Resource Center, Columbia.

    This curriculum framework for adult literacy was written by 21 South Carolina adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instructors, as submitted to the South Carolina Literacy Resource Center. It is based on current theories in the fields of adult education and second language acquisition and is designed to be flexible so that it may be adapted to…

  8. Energy Awareness Curriculum, 1980.

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    Seward County Community Coll., Liberal, KS.

    This curriculum guide contains course content for a series of "mini-courses" that can be presented in an adult continuing education program in area technical-vocational schools and community colleges. The program consists of nine modules, each divided into units and including learning objectives and student handouts. The modules cover the…

  9. State Control of Curriculum.

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    LaPorte, Diane H.; LaPorte, Ronald E.

    The research in this paper was designed to assess the role of the individual state in directing and supervising curriculum matters within the state. Fifty surveys were mailed to the State Education Departments in each of the 50 states. Questions 1-5 of the survey were designed to determine the number of districts in each state, the number of…

  10. Insight: An Energy Curriculum.

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    Kohl, Herb

    1979-01-01

    The author explains some of the activities he uses in his upper elementary energy curriculum when dealing with these topics: the definition of energy; gasoline consumption; energy conversion; solar energy; and the politics of energy. Resource agencies to which students may write for information are listed. (SJL)

  11. Curriculum Materials Examination System.

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    Bond, David J.

    This document is a guideline for selection and evaluation of social studies curriculum materials developed by the Marin Social Studies Project. Questions are presented which will help in the examination of materials so that specific strengths and weaknesses in the materials can be determined. Consideration is given to the objectives and rationale…

  12. Engine & Vehicle Mechanics Curriculum.

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    Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

    This competency-based curriculum includes all competencies a student will acquire in an engine and vehicle mechanics educational program. It follows guidelines established for automobile technician training programs leading toward certification and addresses requirements of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). The…

  13. Into the Curriculum.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1986

    1986-01-01

    Provides six library media activities designed for use in connection with specific curriculum units in art, science, and social studies. The activities focus on appreciating Georgia O'Keefe, sound travel, rock identification, Thanksgiving customs, state road maps, and world religions. The descriptions include objectives, grade levels,…

  14. It's the Curriculum, Stupid.

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    Jago, Carol

    2000-01-01

    A U.S. Department of Education study concluded that the most significant predictor of college completion is not SAT scores or socioeconomic status, but a school curriculum's academic intensity: advanced math, 4 years of English, 2 years of lab science and foreign language, and advanced-placement courses. (MLH)

  15. Into the Curriculum.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1991

    1991-01-01

    Describes fully developed library media activities that are designed to be used in connection with specific curriculum units. Highlights include music (the music of Africa), language arts (American Black poets), science (the work of George Washington Carver), and social studies (Laura Ingalls Wilder and the movement West). (LRW)

  16. Multicultural Education Supplementary Curriculum.

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    Duhon, Rose M.; Dorris, Ronald

    This multicultural education supplementary curriculum provides educators with a means of expressing those human qualities that inspired them to choose their profession: namely, kindness, acceptance, and understanding. It does so by enabling them to identify and meet the diverse racial and cultural backgrounds and needs of their students. Simply, a…

  17. Engineering Technology Curriculum Guidelines

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    Gershon, J. J.

    1977-01-01

    Summarizes curriculum guidelines for the following engineering technologies: chemical, industrial, mining, petroleum, nuclear, civil, mechanical, electrical, automotive, and manufacturing. In a few years, these Engineering Council for Professional Development committee guidelines are intended to become the criteria by which programs will be judged…

  18. Eating the Curriculum.

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    Hunter, Kathryn Montgomery

    1997-01-01

    Examines the alimentary metaphor (learning as ingestion) as applied to medical education, and suggests a different educational philosophy. Despite the "full plate" served to medical students, they are starving; fundamental curriculum reform should help physicians become healthy eaters, who feed themselves in appropriate amounts, maintain a healthy…

  19. Degrassi Health Education Curriculum.

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    Kirsch, Robin J.

    This health curriculum is intended to help teachers deal with some of today's adolescent health issues: (1) alcoholism (issues surrounding family alcoholism); (2) relationships (stereotyping and teen friendships); (3) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (insight into what it is like to live with HIV);…

  20. School Curriculum in Japan

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    Nakayasu, Chie

    2016-01-01

    This article examines Japanese education system especially relevant to the school curriculum, which might support Japanese high performance in the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), mainly through Japanese policy documents. The Japanese education systems have been constructed by the local context of society and politics,…

  1. Connecticut Vocational Agriculture Curriculum.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Vocational Services.

    Designed for use in the Connecticut Regional Vocational Agriculture Centers, this curriculum provides exploratory and specialization units for four major areas of agriculture. These are Agriculture Mechanics, Animal Science, Natural Resources, and Plant Science. The exploratory units are required for grades 9 and 10, while the specialization units…

  2. Writing across the Curriculum.

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    Fleming, Margaret, Ed.

    1984-01-01

    Noting that in order to introduce and maintain writing across the curriculum programs in the schools English teachers must unite with colleagues to stress learning of all kinds, and that recommendations for the use of writing in content areas do not frighten away students who are apprehensive about writing, the articles in this focused journal…

  3. Box City Curriculum.

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    Center for Understanding the Built Environment, Prairie Village, KS.

    This curriculum packet contains two lesson plans about cities and architecture intended for use with students in upper elementary grades and middle schools. The first lesson plan, "City People, City Stories" (Jan Ham), states that understanding architecture and cities must begin with an understanding of the people of the city. The children create…

  4. Australian Curriculum Linked Lessons

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    Hurrell, Derek

    2014-01-01

    In providing a continued focus on tasks and activities that help to illustrate key ideas embedded in the new Australian Curriculum, this issue will focus on Number in the Number and Algebra strand. In this article Derek Hurrell provides a few tried and proven activities to develop place value understanding. These activities are provided for…

  5. Creative Curriculum Leadership.

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    Brubaker, Dale L.

    This book deals with the process dimensions of curriculum development through the prism of creative imagination and self-expression. Its theme is that personal and professional growth can occur in tandem. It shows how to create settings and learning communities that empower people to identify and use their talents. Case studies of critical…

  6. Curriculum Challenges in California.

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    Adler, Louise

    1993-01-01

    This paper presents findings from a longitudinal study that examined the extent and types of challenges to curriculum in California school districts. A survey of school districts conducted in 1990 yielded 421 usable responses. The second survey, sent in 1991, elicited 379 responses, a 37.5 percent response rate. Findings indicate that the number…

  7. Preventive Law Curriculum Guide.

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    Henderson, Martha V.; Gullatt, David E.; Hardin, Dawn T.; Jannik, Catherine; Tollett, John R.

    This curriculum guide presents a context for preservice education and/or professional development in education law for teachers. Section 1, "Teacher Liability," discusses "Duty to Supervise,""Providing Reasonable Care,""Duty,""Preventing Student-to-Student Sexual Harassment,""Reporting Child…

  8. Australian Curriculum Linked Lessons

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    Hurrell, Derek

    2013-01-01

    In providing a continued focus on tasks and activities that help to illustrate key ideas embedded in the new Australian Curriculum, the focus in this issue is on Measurement in the Measurement and Geometry strand. The small unit of work on measurement presented in this article has activities that can be modified to meet the requirements of…

  9. Australian Curriculum Linked Lessons

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    Hurrell, Derek; O'Neil, Jennifer

    2011-01-01

    In providing a continued focus on tasks and activities that help to illustrate key ideas embedded in the new Australian Curriculum, this issue the authors focus, on Geometry in the Measurement and Geometry strand with strong links for an integrated focus on the Statistics and Probability strand. The small unit of work on the sorting and…

  10. Fashion Merchandising Curriculum Guide.

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    Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, SC. School of Home Economics.

    The curriculum guide (developed by the South Carolina Office of Vocational Education, the School of Home Economics of Winthrop College, business leaders, and distributive educators) is designed for the teaching of a one-year distributive education specialty program for 12th grade students interested in pursuing a career in fashion merchandising.…

  11. Into the Curriculum.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1991

    1991-01-01

    Provides fully developed library media activities that are designed to be used in connection with specific curriculum units, including foreign language (Spanish); reading and language arts (expository writing and use of a thesaurus); science and social studies (land biomes, state birds, and country's flags). (LRW)

  12. Biology Curriculum Support Document.

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    North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

    This biology curriculum supplement includes the North Carolina Standard Course of Study Goals, helpful resources, and suggested activities supported by inquiry-based laboratory activities. Contents include a detailed description of content which provides the goals and standards being sough), a materials list for inquiry support labs and…

  13. Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum.

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    Steeds, Andrew, Ed.

    Designed primarily for adult literacy teachers and tutors, this curriculum describes the content of what should be taught in numeracy programs in order to meet the individual needs of adults through the selection and teaching of skills appropriate to those adults' needs. An introduction describes national standards and qualifications, learners,…

  14. Into the Curriculum.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1991

    1991-01-01

    Provides fully developed library media activities, most of which are designed to be used in connection with specific curriculum units, on the following topics: (1) "Health: Sleep and Sleeping Habits"; (2) "Industrial Arts: E-Z 4 U!"; (3) "Social Studies: Our Town Database"; and (4) "Social Studies: American Inventors and Inventions." (SD)

  15. Into the Curriculum.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1992

    1992-01-01

    Provides six fully developed library media activities that are designed to be used with specific curriculum units. Highlights include elementary student activities for art (winter holiday crafts); reading/language arts (fantasy in stories, elements of folk stories from India, writing sequels to fairy tales); science (animal symbiosis); and social…

  16. Latin Curriculum Guide.

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    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.

    North Carolina's Latin curriculum guide describes the overarching concepts for Latin study, particularly at the secondary level, and outlines what students should know and be able to do at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. It is designed to provide directions to school districts as they plan and/or continue to improve their Latin…

  17. Standardized Curriculum for Upholstering.

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    Mississippi State Dept. of Education, Jackson. Office of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.

    This curriculum guide for upholstering was developed by the state of Mississippi to standardize vocational education course titles and core contents. The objectives contained in this document are common to all upholstering programs in the state. The guide contains objectives for upholstering I and II courses. Units in course I cover the following…

  18. The Counseling & Guidance Curriculum.

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    Ediger, Marlow

    Counseling and guidance services are vital in any school curriculum. Counselors may themselves be dealing with students of diverse abilities and handicaps. Counselors may have to work with students affected by drug addiction, fetal alcohol syndrome, homelessness, poverty, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and divorce. Students may present…

  19. Listening across the Curriculum

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    Ediger, Marlow

    2014-01-01

    Listening as a skills objective must be emphasized throughout the curriculum of school subjects. There are a variety of learning opportunities which stress the art and skills of listening. In conversation, it might be embarrassing if the sender of the message needs to repeat content due to faulty listening habits. Or, the responder in response…

  20. Vocational Preparation Curriculum: Welding.

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    Usoro, Hogan

    Designed to be a workable guide for instructors serving the occupational needs of various categories of disadvantaged and handicapped students, this welding curriculum contains fourteen units of self-paced and self-contained instructional materials. The instructional units cover the following topics: job opportunities in welding, safety rules in…

  1. Manufacturing Technology. Curriculum Guide.

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    North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.

    This guide provides the basic foundation to develop a one-semester course based on the cluster concept, manufacturing technology. One of a set of six guides for an industrial arts curriculum at the junior high school level, it suggests activities that allow students (1) to become familiar with and use some of the tools, materials, and processes…

  2. EMH Curriculum Guide.

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    Gwinnett County Schools, GA.

    The guide consists of behaviorally stated, developmentally sequenced curriculum objectives for mentally retarded students from preprimary through high school levels. Five major sections present detailed skill objectives in the following areas: (1) basic academic skills (motor development, perceptual development, language development, reading,…

  3. Designing a Comprehensive Curriculum

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    Faulkner, T. L.

    1970-01-01

    A comprehensive rural "agribusiness industry" curriculum might include: (1) The World of Work (Grade 7 or 8), (2) Vocational Orientation (Grade 9), (3) Basic Agriculture and Industry (Grade 10), (4) Specialized Agribusiness Industry (Grade 11), and (5) Advanced Agribusiness Industry (Grade 12). (DM)

  4. The Second Language Curriculum.

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    Johnson, Robert Keith, Ed.

    The aim of this collection is to present "state of the art" papers in language curriculum studies by writers who have been actively involved in shaping theory in the field and who, between them, have applied that theory in almost every part of the world and in a variety of contexts. Papers include the following: "A Decision-Making Framework for…

  5. Accounting & Computing Curriculum Guide.

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    Avani, Nathan T.; And Others

    This curriculum guide consists of materials for use in teaching a competency-based accounting and computing course that is designed to prepare students for employability in the following occupational areas: inventory control clerk, invoice clerk, payroll clerk, traffic clerk, general ledger bookkeeper, accounting clerk, account information clerk,…

  6. Arts throughout the Curriculum.

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    Manner, Jane Carol

    2002-01-01

    Describes how curriculum integration can help art enhance learning during times when the arts may be considered dispensable and removed from education, presenting examples of how classroom teachers have examined art as a link to expanded understanding of history, science, math, reading, current events, geography, cultural studies, emotions,…

  7. Kindergarten Curriculum Materials.

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    Brown, Patricia Clark

    This annotated bibliography provides 28 citations of kindergarten curriculum materials produced since 1983 by states, regions, counties, municipalities, districts, and associations. Materials focus on a range of topics, such as appropriate practices, conceptual language development, implementation of all-day programs, integrated programs, a…

  8. Pharmacy Technician Curriculum Guide.

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    Maddox, Ray R.

    This Idaho state curriculum guide provides lists of tasks, performance objectives, and enabling objectives for instruction designed to prepare entry-level pharmacy technicians or help already employed pharmacy technicians retain their jobs or advance in their field. Following a list of tasks and an introduction, the bulk of the document consists…

  9. The Business Education Curriculum

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    Rader, Martha; Meggison, Peter

    2007-01-01

    The business education curriculum encompasses the educational experiences of business students at all levels. Business education curricula include a variety of programs, courses, units, course objectives, student competencies, assessments, and extracurricular activities that have evolved over the years. Curricula are driven by numerous internal…

  10. Community as Curriculum

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    Cummins, Jim; Chow, Patricia; Schechter, Sandra R.

    2006-01-01

    This article describes a project involving teachers, parents, and university researchers in collaborations to support multilingual children's development and use of language. Strategies for fostering an inclusive climate included building on the interests and resources of the local community, involving community members in curriculum development,…

  11. Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development.

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    Grady, Joan B.

    Interdisciplinary curriculum is a methodology that can help students gain the necessary content knowledge to support the following basic skills: (1) using language well and thoughtfully; (2) thinking through a problem and experimenting with solutions; (3) understanding scientific and technological ideas and using tools; (4) using imagination; (5)…

  12. The Curriculum Gap

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    Carroll, Kathleen

    2015-01-01

    The challenge of updating curriculum to align with Common Core State Standards is a national one felt by states, districts, and teachers alike. Teachers generally express enthusiasm for the Common Core, but consistently cite a lack of high-quality curricula as an impediment to teaching them. The demand for core-aligned quality materials has far…

  13. Grasshopping across the Curriculum.

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    Peterson, Blanche F.

    A writing across the curriculum project at Trumbull High School (Connecticut) is based on a cross section of English, science, and career education courses: advanced composition, science fiction, physics, chemistry, biology, and vocational agriculture. It focuses on writing as a mode of learning; extending and refining the students' processes of…

  14. Curriculum for Discussion Time.

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    Steinhoff, Mary E.

    This curriculum guide consists of materials for use in implementing two 10-meeting series of group discussions designed to enhance the process of the socialialization of students enrolled in an associate degree nursing program. Addressed in the discussion sessions are the following topics: developing an awareness of self-concept and gaining…

  15. Classical Curriculum Design

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    George, Judith W.

    2009-01-01

    The article identifies some key findings in pedagogical research over recent decades, placing them within a framework of logical curriculum development and current practice in quality assurance and enhancement. Throughout, the ideas and comments are related to the practice of teaching classics in university. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)

  16. Revisiting the Rhetorical Curriculum

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    Rutten, Kris; Soetaert, Ronald

    2012-01-01

    The aim of the special strand on "Revisiting the rhetorical curriculum" is to explore the educational potential of a new rhetorical perspective, specifically in relation to different traditions within educational and rhetorical studies. This implies that we do not only look at education "in" rhetoric, but that we position education also "as" a…

  17. Construction Trades Curriculum.

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    Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

    This competency-based curriculum is designed to be a handbook for the construction trades. It includes all competencies a student will acquire in the course of building a complete house. Based on a survey of Alaskan construction employers and employees, the handbook stresses both principles and skills. The 23 units are presented in the sequence…

  18. Internationalizing the Curriculum.

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    Sypris, Theo, Ed.

    Prepared as a resource for community college practitioners seeking to internationalize their courses, this report presents 50 internationalized course modules in 22 subject areas developed as part of curriculum development project undertaken at Michigan's Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The 50 modules are presented in the areas of accounting,…

  19. Beauvoir Health Curriculum.

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    Thompson, Sylvia, Ed.

    This health curriculum, developed by an elementary school faculty, provides three sets of lesson plans. Lesson plans include lessons taught by the school nurse, resource teachers, and classroom teachers. The topics considered in the lessons taught by the school nurse include hygiene, germs and diseases, safety, nutrition, and drugs. Topics…

  20. Incentives from Curriculum Tracking

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    Koerselman, Kristian

    2013-01-01

    Curriculum tracking creates incentives in the years before its start, and we should therefore expect test scores to be higher during those years. I find robust evidence for incentive effects of tracking in the UK based on the UK comprehensive school reform. Results from the Swedish comprehensive school reform are inconclusive. Internationally, I…

  1. Asian American Curriculum Guide.

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    Saint Paul Public Schools, Minn.

    This comprehensive Asian American curriculum and resource guide for elementary school teachers consists of lessons developed as part of an in-service teacher education workshop. The guide is divided into three topic areas: stereotyping; similarities; and differences. The format for lessons in all sections contains a title, key concepts,…

  2. Across the Curriculum.

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    Kepler, Lynne; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Elementary across-the-curriculum ideas include hands-on science activities that investigate animal survival, civics education via bicycle safety instruction, writing skills development by illumination, and math instruction by reading a story then solving problems. An end-of-the-year theme unit has students read poems then play related games. (SM)

  3. Into the Curriculum.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1989

    1989-01-01

    Provides fully developed library media activities which are designed to be used in connection with seven specific curriculum units for grades one through seven. Highlights include vocabulary of sports; Dewey Decimal classification; writing fables; using nonfiction books and encyclopedias for social studies topics; and political maps in atlases.…

  4. Reinventing the Science Curriculum

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    Bybee, Rodger W.; Van Scotter, Pamela

    2007-01-01

    For many, the dominant model of curriculum development in science includes generating a topic, clarifying science content, identifying activities associated with the topic, and figuring out an assessment. Unfortunately, this approach tends to overemphasize activities and underemphasize mastery of science concepts and the process of scientific…

  5. Science Curriculum Format.

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    Ring, Donald G.

    This document presents a curriculum base for a particular school system comprised of eight high schools. Its purpose is to provide a conceptual base which encourages flexibility and diversity. The format is based on the conceptual schemes identified in the NSTA publication, Theory Into Action. Included in the publication is the philosophy of the…

  6. Vocational Carpentry Curriculum Guide.

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    Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Education.

    The carpentry curriculum guide was developed as a basic guide to be used by instructors in formulating their own courses of study. The material is designed for use in vocational carpentry classes at grade levels 10, 11, and 12. Planned as a two-year sequence, it incorporates 1080 class hours of instruction and emphasizes light or residential type…

  7. Psychopharmacology Curriculum Field Test

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    Zisook, Sidney; Balon, Richard; Benjamin, Sheldon; Beresin, Eugene; Goldberg, David A.; Jibson, Michael D.; Thrall, Grace

    2009-01-01

    Objective: As part of an effort to improve psychopharmacology training in psychiatric residency programs, a committee of residency training directors and associate directors adapted an introductory schizophrenia presentation from the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology's Model Psychopharmacology Curriculum to develop a multimodal,…

  8. Driver Education Curriculum Guide.

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    Brum, Herbert D.; And Others

    Intended for driver education instructors in Ohio, the guide is designed to acquaint teachers with special characteristics, capacities, and needs of the handicapped student population and to provide resources, information, and ideas for meeting those special needs. An introductory section discusses the purpose and use of the curriculum. Section 2…

  9. Curriculum Development Through Delphi

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    Reeves, Gary; Jauch, Lawrence R.

    1978-01-01

    The basic Delphi methodology is outlined along with possible goals and objectives in a Delphi study. The results of an actual case study in the use of the Delphi method for higher education curriculum development are reported, and attention is given to the problem of selecting participants for a Delphi exercise. (Author/LBH)

  10. The Shadow Curriculum

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    Brown, Pamela U.

    2005-01-01

    This chapter will explore the "shadow curriculum" (a term used by those who question the assumption that direct selling to students who are compelled to attend school is questionable on several levels--ethical, moral, and democratic) and its connection to media literacy. The author first summarizes the kinds of marketing in schools that…

  11. The NCSS Curriculum Standards.

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    Wegner, Gregory

    1996-01-01

    Advocates using the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) Curriculum Standards as a central supportive resource for all social studies methods courses. Observes several preservice teachers as they integrate guidelines from the Standards into their lesson presentations. Includes a discussion of their peer evaluation process. (MJP)

  12. Plumbing and Heating Curriculum.

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    EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.

    Theory and experience in the following areas are included in this plumbing curriculum: (1) plumbing fixtures and heating; (2) city water service; (3) fixture roughing; (4) venting; and (5) solar heating systems. The plumbing program manual includes the following sections: (1) general objectives for grades 10, 11, and 12; (2) a list of 33 major…

  13. Curriculum in Museums.

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    Beer, Valorie

    The purposes of this study were to describe and define nonschool education according to curricular elements, suggest relationships between school and museum curricular elements and perspectives, and construct a heuristic device for curriculum elements and perspectives that will guide further study. Using a curricular model from "A Study of…

  14. Curriculum in Counselor Education.

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    Dinkmeyer, Don

    1989-01-01

    States that counselor education programs should provide more opportunities for demonstration and observation. Suggests that counselor educators and counselors-in-training meet in multiple-counseling sessions with clients and that curriculum include comprehensive theory courses and opportunities to have in-depth training in a specific counseling…

  15. Picture This Curriculum.

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    Center for Understanding the Built Environment, Prairie Village, KS.

    This curriculum packet of teacher-developed lesson plans, intended for use with students in middle and/or high schools, focuses on student involvement in community projects. The first lesson plan, "Physics Park" (Scott McQuerry), aims for students to construct a playground and the examine the physics behind the playground's equipment. Students use…

  16. Into the Curriculum.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1996

    1996-01-01

    Provides five fully developed library media activities designed for use with specific curriculum units in art, health and nutrition, mathematics, science, and social studies. Library media skills, objectives, grade levels, instructional roles, procedures, evaluation, and follow-up are described for each activity. Specific topics include aardvarks,…

  17. Uncovering the Math Curriculum

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    Burns, Marilyn

    2014-01-01

    Teachers often express to Marulyn Burns their worry about the need to "cover the curriculum." In response, she draws on one of her favorite quotes: "You don't want to cover a subject; you want to uncover it." This quote is from "The Having of Wonderful Ideas and Other Essays on Teaching and Learning" by Eleanor…

  18. Aging: A Kindergarten Curriculum.

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    Storck, Patricia A.; Davies, Barbara K.

    This paper presents a curriculum for kindergarten children designed to increase children's understanding of the aging adult, make them aware of the likenesses and differences between the young and old adult, and encourage them to develop a friendship with an older adult. An introduction discusses the attention recently being given to aging and…

  19. Systems of Justice Curriculum.

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    Herbert, Phil James, Comp.

    The high school curriculum guide on law consists of an outline of the American legal system. A major objective is to provide students with legal knowledge in order to better understand the reasons for keeping the law. Both the public and individual's responsibilities toward law enforcement are dealt with. The guide is divided into five units. Unit…

  20. Graphic Communications. Curriculum Guide.

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    North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.

    This guide provides the basic foundation to develop a one-semester course based on the cluster concept, graphic communications. One of a set of six guides for an industrial arts curriculum at the junior high school level, it suggests exploratory experiences designed to (1) develop an awareness and understanding of the drafting and graphic arts…

  1. Construction Technology. Curriculum Guide.

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    North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck.

    One of a set of six guides for an industrial arts curriculum at the junior high school level, this guide provides the basic foundation to develop a one-semester course based on the cluster concept, construction technology. The guide suggests activity-oriented classroom and laboratory instruction focusing on the technical, environmental, safety,…

  2. Special Needs Curriculum Guide.

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    Idaho State Board of Vocational Education, Boise.

    The curriculum guide was designed for Vocational Special Needs Programs in Idaho and concentrates on preparing handicapped and disadvantaged students to succeed in regular vocational programs. The subjects, pre-vocational in nature, include: Living Skills (self concept, life management, community resources, food and nutrition, clothing and…

  3. Solar Curriculum Guides, 1980.

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    Seward County Community Coll., Liberal, KS.

    This document contains an outline for a curriculum to train solar energy technicians in community colleges. The guide contains eight courses, each of which is divided into one to five modules. Modules, in turn, are divided into units, and units contain student handouts appropriate to the material. The following eight courses are included in this…

  4. Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Studies? Problematising Theoretical Ambiguities in Doctoral Theses in the Education Field

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    du Preez, Petro; Simmonds, Shan

    2014-01-01

    Theoretical ambiguities in curriculum studies result in conceptual mayhem. Accordingly, they hinder the development of the complicated conversation on curriculum as a verb. This article aims to contribute to reconceptualizing curriculum studies as a dynamic social practice that aspires to thinking and acting with intelligences and sensitivity so…

  5. Curriculum Study, Curriculum History, and Curriculum Theory: The Reason of Reason

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    Popkewitz, Thomas S.

    2009-01-01

    This paper explores the intersection of curriculum studies/curriculum history/curriculum theory through the study of systems of reason that order reflection and action. Words about "learning", "empowerment", "problem-solving", "self-realization", "community", and so on, are not merely there in order that educators should "grasp" some reality to…

  6. The 2016 ACCP Pharmacotherapy Didactic Curriculum Toolkit.

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    Schwinghammer, Terry L; Crannage, Andrew J; Boyce, Eric G; Bradley, Bridget; Christensen, Alyssa; Dunnenberger, Henry M; Fravel, Michelle; Gurgle, Holly; Hammond, Drayton A; Kwon, Jennifer; Slain, Douglas; Wargo, Kurt A

    2016-11-01

    current Pharmacotherapy Didactic Curriculum Toolkit at http://www.accp.com/docs/positions/misc/Toolkit_final.pdf. © 2016 Pharmacotherapy Publications, Inc.

  7. A National History Curriculum, Racism, a Moral Panic and Risk Society Theory

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    Rodwell, Grant

    2017-01-01

    With a proposed Australian national history curriculum, many Australians began to question what historical content would be taught in the nation's schools and colleges. While pressure for a national history curriculum had been building for many years, the final impetus came from a moral panic that gripped Australian society during late 2005,…

  8. Military Curriculum Materials for Vocational and Technical Education. Electrician, 3-18.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

    This plan of instruction, lesson plans, workbooks, and study guides for a secondary-postsecondary course for electricians comprise one of a number of military-developed curriculum packages selected for adaptation to vocational instruction and curriculum development in a civilian setting. It contains the final three blocks of a five-block course…

  9. Undergraduate research as curriculum.

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    Dolan, Erin L

    2017-07-08

    To date, national interests, policies, and calls for transformation of undergraduate education have been the main drivers of research integration into the undergraduate curriculum, briefly described here. The New Horizons in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education conference at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) this fall presents an exciting opportunity to discuss integration of undergraduate research into the curriculum and other cutting-edge topics in biochemistry and molecular biology education from a cross-national perspective. I look forward to exploring prospects for international collaboration on research and development of course-based undergraduate research experiences and on STEM education in general. © 2017 by The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 45(4):293-298, 2017. © 2017 The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

  10. Into the Curriculum.

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    School Library Media Activities Monthly, 1991

    1991-01-01

    Most of these fully-developed library media activities are to be used in connection with specific curriculum units: art (paper marbling, grades 4-9); reading/language arts (national holiday customs, grades 1-6; Robin Hood, grades 4-5); science (zoo animals, grades K-2; the aurora borealis, grades 7-9; identifying and feeding birds (grades 2-3);…

  11. Pilot testing a predoctoral dental public health curriculum: reporting process and outcomes.

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    Bhoopathi, Vinodh; Atchison, Kathryn Ann

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to pilot test the predoctoral dental public health (DPH) curriculum developed by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) in various US dental schools and dental hygiene programs. Following the Lewy's theoretical framework, we used all three curriculum tryout methods (laboratory tryout, pilot tryout, and field tryout) for the pilot testing process. Open-ended questions on the structure, presentation, and content of the curriculum were sent to faculty pilot testing the DPH curriculum to obtain critical feedback and comments. Between Summer 2013 and Spring 2015, the curriculum was pilot tested in nine dental schools and seven dental hygiene programs with over 1,300 students. The majority of the comments from the faculty were favorable. Positive comments about the structure of the curriculum focused on the well-organized nature of the curriculum, the value of the instructor guide and speaker notes, rubrics, and the flow of the presentations. In terms of the content, faculty commented on the wide range of public health issues covered and the clarity of course and lecture objectives. Negative comments dealt with the level of detail, some confusing assignments, and outdated data. Problems identified in pilot testing were corrected in the final DPH curriculum. The curriculum was successfully utilized in varied formats and well received. Through AAPHD, this standardized DPH core curriculum is now available for widespread use at dental schools and dental hygiene programs. © 2015 American Association of Public Health Dentistry.

  12. Paving the road for a European postgraduate training curriculum.

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    van der Aa, Jessica E; Goverde, Angelique J; Teunissen, Pim W; Scheele, Fedde

    2016-08-01

    The 'Project for Achieving Consensus in Training' has been initiated by the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to harmonise training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology throughout Europe. In this project called the EBCOG-PACT, a state of the art pan-European training curriculum will be developed. Implementation of a pan-European curriculum will enhance harmonisation of both quality standards of women's healthcare practice and standards of postgraduate training. Secondly, it will assure equal quality of training of gynaecologists, promoting mobility throughout Europe. Thirdly, it will enhance cooperation and exchange of best practices between medical specialists and hospitals within Europe. The project is expecting to deliver (1) a description of the core and electives of the curriculum based on previously defined standards of care, (2) a societally responsive competency framework based on input from societal stakeholders and (3) strategies for education and assessment based on the current literature. Also, the project focuses on implementation and sustainability of the curriculum by delivering (4) a SWOT-analysis for the implementation based on insights into transcultural differences, (5) recommendations for implementation, change management and sustainability based on the SWOT analysis (6) and finally a handbook for other specialties initiating European curriculum development. The development and the implementation of this modern pan-European curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynaecology aims to serve as an example for the harmonisation of postgraduate training in Europe. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  13. Impact Evaluation of Further Mathematics Curriculum in Nigeria

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    Odili, Godwin Alo; Asuru, Vincent A.

    2011-01-01

    This research was a perceptual survey study carried out to determine whether the goals of Further Mathematics Curriculum (FMC) are being achieved at the Senior Secondary School level. The sample for the study consisted of 240 FM final year students, 45 FM teachers and 180 undergraduates who were selected by a multistage stratified random sampling…

  14. Contract with the Institute for Curriculum and Instruction (ICI).

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    1982-06-01

    crew chiefs on Career Development Course (CDC) exams, Promotion Fitness Exams ( PFE ), and Skill Knowledge Tests (SKTs). 3-4 The intent of the...Training Programs. Coral Gables, FL: Institute for Curriculum and Instruction, 1980. Ko] Iey, Clay E., Warrant Officer, USA. Report on Final Results

  15. Organizing Curriculum Change: An Introduction

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    Westbury, Ian; Aspfors, Jessica; Fries, Anna-Verena; Hansén, Sven-Erik; Ohlhaver, Frank; Rosenmund, Moritz; Sivesind, Kirsten

    2016-01-01

    This paper introduces the questions and approaches of a five-nation cross-cultural study of state-based curriculum-making discussed in this issue of "JCS." The paper reviews the two decade-long interest of many nations in state-based curriculum-making and presents a framework for thinking about state-based curriculum-making as a tool of…

  16. Curriculum Redesign in Veterinary Medicine: Part II.

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    Macik, Maria L; Chaney, Kristin P; Turner, Jacqueline S; Rogers, Kenita S; Scallan, Elizabeth M; Korich, Jodi A; Fowler, Debra; Keefe, Lisa M

    Curricular review is considered a necessary component for growth and enhancement of academic programs and requires time, energy, creativity, and persistence from both faculty and administration. On a larger scale, a comprehensive redesign effort involves forming a dedicated faculty redesign team, developing program learning outcomes, mapping the existing curriculum, and reviewing the curriculum in light of collected stakeholder data. The faculty of the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (TAMU) recently embarked on a comprehensive curriculum redesign effort through partnership with the university's Center for Teaching Excellence. Using a previously developed evidence-based model of program redesign, TAMU created a process for use in veterinary medical education, which is described in detail in the first part of this article series. An additional component of the redesign process that is understated, yet vital for success, is faculty buy-in and support. Without faculty engagement, implementation of data-driven curricular changes stemming from program evaluation may be challenging. This second part of the article series describes the methodology for encouraging faculty engagement through the final steps of the redesign initiative and the lessons learned by TAMU through the redesign process.

  17. A new curriculum for fitness education.

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    Boone, J L

    1983-01-01

    Regular exercise is important in a preventive approach to health care because it exerts a beneficial effect on many risk factors in the development of coronary heart disease. However, many Americans lack the skills required to devise and carry out a safe and effective exercise program appropriate for a life-time of fitness. This inability is partly due to the lack of fitness education during their school years. School programs in physical education tend to neglect training in the health-related aspects of fitness. Therefore, a new curriculum for fitness education is proposed that would provide seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students with (a) a basic knowledge of their physiological response to exercise, (b) the means to develop their own safe and effective physical fitness program, and (c) the motivation to incorporate regular exercise into their lifestyle. This special 4-week segment of primarily academic study is designed to be inserted into the physical education curriculum. Daily lessons cover health-related fitness, cardiovascular fitness, body fitness, and care of the back. A final written examination covering major areas of information is given to emphasize this academic approach to exercise. Competition in athletic ability is deemphasized, and motivational awards are given based on health-related achievements. The public's present lack of knowledge about physical fitness, coupled with the numerous anatomical and physiological benefits derived from regular, vigorous exercise, mandate an intensified curriculum of fitness education for school children.

  18. Curriculum Online Review System: Proposing Curriculum with Collaboration

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    Rhinehart, Marilyn; Barlow, Rhonda; Shafer, Stu; Hassur, Debby

    2009-01-01

    The Curriculum Online Review System (CORS) at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) uses SharePoint as a Web platform for the JCCC Curriculum Proposals Process. The CORS application manages proposals throughout the approval process using collaboration tools and workflows to notify all stakeholders. This innovative new program has changed the way…

  19. Whatever Happened to Curriculum Theory? Critical Realism and Curriculum Change

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    Priestley, Mark

    2011-01-01

    In the face of what has been characterised by some as a "crisis" in curriculum--an apparent decline of some aspects of curriculum studies combined with the emergence of new types of national curricula which downgrade knowledge--some writers have been arguing for the use of realist theory to address these issues. This article offers a…

  20. Engendering Curriculum History. Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

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    Hendry, Petra

    2011-01-01

    How can curriculum history be re-envisioned from a feminist, poststructuralist perspective? "Engendering Curriculum History" disrupts dominant notions of history as linear, as inevitable progress, and as embedded in the individual. This conversation requires a history that seeks "rememberance" not representation, "reflexivity" not linearity, and…

  1. Internationalizing Curriculum: Globalization and the Worldliness of Curriculum Studies

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    Carson, Terrance R.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a review of three chapters in "Part II, Section E: Internationalizing Curriculum" of "The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction" (F. M. Connelly, M. F. He, J. I. Phillion, Eds.; Sage Publications, 2008). These chapters ["Indigenous Resistance and Renewal: From Colonizing Practices to…

  2. Complexity and Curriculum: A Process Approach to Curriculum-Making.

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    Knight, Peter T.

    2001-01-01

    Asserts that although outcomes-led rational curriculum planning offers one way of creating coherent curricula in higher education, it is a poor approach to adopt. Describes an alternative, process model of curriculum creation and discusses the advantages it can have as an approach to planning coherent learning programs. (EV)

  3. Europe, Transnational Curriculum Movements and Comparative Curriculum Theorizing

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    Yates, Lyn

    2016-01-01

    This reflective essay on the papers in this special issue of EERJ on Northern European curriculum analysis discusses issues of comparison and scale, and the significance of global and local specificities in curriculum research. Drawing on comparative examples from outside Europe, the essay draws attention to some commonalities of the European…

  4. Project Ta-Kos Outreach. Final Report.

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    Askew, Linda; Husted, Tony; Faris, Cindy

    This final report describes activities and accomplishments of Project Ta-Kos Outreach, a 3-year program to provide consultation and site-specific training for families, educators, and health care providers. Project Ta-kos, through its curriculum and training approach, was designed to increase the probability that children, ages birth through eight…

  5. Job Skills Education Program. Final Technical Report.

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    Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Educational Technology.

    This publication provides materials developed by a project designed to transfer a U.S. Army computer-based basic skills curriculum to applications in the vocational skills development of civilian adults. An executive summary of the final report describes the Job Skills Education Program (JSEP), which teaches academic skills that support vocational…

  6. Waste Management Technician Partnership Program. Final Report.

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    Campbell, Donna

    This final report for Columbia Basin College's waste management technician partnership program outlines 4 objectives: (1) develop at least 4 waste management competency-based curriculum modules; (2) have 50 participants complete at least 1 module; (3) have 100 participants complete a training and/or certification program and 200 managers complete…

  7. Urban Environmental Education--Demonstration. Final Report.

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    Glasser, Roselyn; And Others

    This publication is composed of four parts. Part I, The Final Report, consists of the program foundations, description of the target group, description of resources, analysis of processes developed, creating the resource role, creation awareness, developing a problem solving orientation, curriculum integration, evolution of the group process,…

  8. Sustainability Infused Curriculum

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    Ibarra, D. L.

    2015-12-01

    The Independent Schools Foundation Academy (ISF) in Hong Kong established a sustainability policy in 2015, which explicitly states, "an experimentally integrated, environmentally and ethically sustainable system of science education and conservation practices based on the 2012 Jeju Declaration of the World Conservation Congress will be implemented through the school". ISF Academy is a private Chinese bilingual school in Hong Kong serving over 1500 students K-12, following the framework and curriculum of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The strategy behind the implementation of this policy includes: development of a scientific sustainable curriculum that is age appropriate; establish a culture of sustainability within the ISF community and beyond to the wider HK community; install sustainable infrastructure that allows students to learn; and learn first hand sustainable living practices. It is well understood that solutions to the environmental challenges facing Hong Kong and our planet will require multiple disciplines. The current sustainability programs at ISF include: a) a whole school aerobic food waste composting system and organic farming, b) energy consumption monitoring of existing buildings, c) upcoming installation of an air pollution monitoring equipment that will correlate with the AQHI data collected by the Hong Kong government, d) a Renewable Energy Education Center (REEC) that will teach students about RE and also produce solar energy for classroom consumption, and e) student lead environmental group that manages the paper and used cooking oil recycling on campus. The Shuyuan Science and Sustainability faculty work closely with classroom teachers to ensure that the above mentioned projects are incorporated into the curriculum throughout the school. Interdisciplinary units (IDU) of study are being developed that encourage faculty and students to work across subject areas. Projects include Personal Projects, Extended Essays

  9. Vocational and Bilingual Curriculum Development: A Cooperative Effort. Final Report.

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    New York Univ., NY. Dept. of Technology and Industrial Education.

    Two objectives of this bilingual vocational education project were to modify and translate vocational education curricula for bilingual students and students of limited English speaking ability and to document the process of material modification and translation in a procedural manual. A needs assessment was conducted at the secondary level…

  10. Curriculum Bank for Individualized Electronic Instruction. Final Report.

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    Williamson, Bert; Pedersen, Joe F.

    Objectives of this project were to update and convert to disk storage appropriate handout materials for courses for the electronic technology open classroom. Project activities were an ERIC search for computer-managed instructional materials; updating of the course outline, lesson outlines, information handouts, and unit tests; and storage of the…

  11. Project 88: A New Technical Nursing Curriculum. Final Report.

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    Jorenby, Barbara; And Others

    A project was conducted in Minnesota: (1) to describe and document a new level of technical nursing appropriate for 1988 for people educated at less than baccalaureate level; (2) to identify exit competencies of graduates of new programs; and (3) to develop model curricula for new programs in Minnesota's adult vocational technical institutes,…

  12. A Statewide Manpower/Curriculum Management System. Final Report.

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    Gilles, Donald M.

    Because Oregon has witnessed dramatic growth and interest in vocational education in the last 10 years as schools began implementing vocational education at an accelerated rate, the primary purposes of the project were to strengthen and expand applied research efforts in the areas of manpower analysis, counseling and guidance, and curriculum…

  13. Industrial Automation Mechanic Model Curriculum Project. Final Report.

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    Toledo Public Schools, OH.

    This document describes a demonstration program that developed secondary level competency-based instructional materials for industrial automation mechanics. Program activities included task list compilation, instructional materials research, learning activity packet (LAP) development, construction of lab elements, system implementation,…

  14. The Future of Work. Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.

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    Center for New Work of Flint, MI.

    The Future of Work project grew out of an essay of the same title by Frithjof Bergmann, a philosophy professor at the University of Michigan. In spring 1983, Professor Bergmann and a colleague, Richard Gull, founded the Center for New Work of Flint in Michigan, where the problems besieging the U.S. auto industry were focusing attention on the…

  15. Entrepreneurship Competencies for Vocational Curriculum Development. Instructor's Handbook. Final Report.

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    Palmieri, D. Frank; Vecchiola, Leonard C.

    This handbook is intended to assist vocational teachers and administrators in preparing vocational curricula that include materials for developing teacher- and business-identified entrepreneurship competencies. The handbook begins with a discussion of the need to infuse entrepreneurship education into all areas of vocational education. The next…

  16. An Online Bioinformatics Curriculum

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    Searls, David B.

    2012-01-01

    Online learning initiatives over the past decade have become increasingly comprehensive in their selection of courses and sophisticated in their presentation, culminating in the recent announcement of a number of consortium and startup activities that promise to make a university education on the internet, free of charge, a real possibility. At this pivotal moment it is appropriate to explore the potential for obtaining comprehensive bioinformatics training with currently existing free video resources. This article presents such a bioinformatics curriculum in the form of a virtual course catalog, together with editorial commentary, and an assessment of strengths, weaknesses, and likely future directions for open online learning in this field. PMID:23028269

  17. Integrated Curriculum and Subject-based Curriculum: Achievement and Attitudes

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    Casady, Victoria

    The research conducted for this mixed-method study, qualitative and quantitative, analyzed the results of an academic year-long study to determine whether the use of an integrated fourth grade curriculum would benefit student achievement in the areas of English language arts, social studies, and science more than a subject-based traditional curriculum. The research was conducted based on the international, national, and state test scores, which show a slowing or lack of growth. Through pre- and post-assessments, student questionnaires, and administrative interviews, the researcher analyzed the phenomenological experiences of the students to determine if the integrated curriculum was a beneficial restructuring of the curriculum. The research questions for this study focused on the achievement and attitudes of the students in the study and whether the curriculum they were taught impacted their achievement and attitudes over the course of one school year. The curricula for the study were organized to cover the current standards, where the integrated curriculum focused on connections between subject areas to help students make connections to what they are learning and the world beyond the classroom. The findings of this study indicated that utilizing the integrated curriculum could increase achievement as well as students' attitudes toward specific content areas. The ANOVA analysis for English language arts was not determined to be significant; although, greater growth in the students from the integrated curriculum setting was recorded. The ANOVA for social studies (0.05) and the paired t-tests (0.001) for science both determined significant positive differences. The qualitative analysis led to the discovery that the experiences of the students from the integrated curriculum setting were more positive. The evaluation of the data from this study led the researcher to determine that the integrated curriculum was a worthwhile endeavor to increase achievement and attitudes

  18. Curriculum, Marginalization, and the Professoriate

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    White, William L.

    2014-01-01

    The author exposes the subtext on which education and particularly curriculum making is based by focusing on the notion that the professoriate has been marginalized within curriculum planning by an educational hegemony that utilizes the sorting and classification mechanisms present in education to co-opt the development of educational plans.

  19. Tides. Ocean Related Curriculum Activities.

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    Marrett, Andrea

    The ocean affects all of our lives. Therefore, awareness of and information about the interconnections between humans and oceans are prerequisites to making sound decisions for the future. Project ORCA (Ocean Related Curriculum Activities) has developed interdisciplinary curriculum materials designed to meet the needs of students and teachers…

  20. Waterbirds. Ocean Related Curriculum Activities.

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    Russell, Barbara

    The ocean affects all of our lives. Therefore, awareness of and information about the interconnections between humans and oceans are prerequisites to making sound decisions for the future. Project ORCA (Ocean Related Curriculum Activities) has developed interdisciplinary curriculum materials designed to meet the needs of students and teachers…

  1. Whales. Ocean Related Curriculum Activities.

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    Jones, Claire

    The ocean affects all of our lives. Therefore, awareness of and information about the interconnections between humans and oceans are prerequisites to making sound decisions for the future. Project ORCA (Ocean Related Curriculum Activities) has developed interdisciplinary curriculum materials designed to meet the needs of students and teachers…

  2. Cosmetology. Post Secondary Curriculum Guide.

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    Moye, Michael D.; And Others

    This curriculum guide is designed to offer guidelines along with supporting resources and teaching ideas from which the local postsecondary instructor can extract a cosmetology curriculum that meets local needs. Following an outline of the philosophy and goals underlying state and local vocational education programs in Georgia, the purpose and…

  3. Beaches. Ocean Related Curriculum Activities.

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    Marrett, Andrea

    The ocean affects all of our lives. Therefore, awareness of and information about the interconnections between humans and oceans are prerequisites to making sound decisions for the future. Project ORCA (Ocean Related Curriculum Activities) has developed interdisciplinary curriculum materials designed to meet the needs of students and teachers…

  4. Physics Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1661.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.

    This curriculum guide, developed to establish statewide curriculum standards for the Louisiana Competency-based Education Program, contains the minimum competencies and process skills that should be included in a physics course. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective science program; (2) a list and description of four major goals of…

  5. Neither National nor a Curriculum?

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    Alexander, Robin

    2012-01-01

    This article examines the government's view, as revealed in its June 2012 National Curriculum proposals, of the purposes and character of the primary curriculum as a whole. The proposals are found to be deficient in a number of respects: in their naive, selective and inflated use of international evidence; in their treatment of aims as no more…

  6. Transportation Consumer Education Curriculum Guide.

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    Finn, Peter; And Others

    Materials in this curriculum guide represent a selection of the major transportation consumer topics and ideas and are designed to set the stage for more intensive transportation consumer education curriculum development and teacher efforts. (Eleven manuals covering the four transportation topics of public transportation, transportation and the…

  7. Educable Mentally Handicapped: Curriculum Guide.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.

    The curriculum guide outlines objectives, strategies, and materials for developing academic, daily living, and vocational skills in educable mentally retarded students. An introductory section explains that the curriculum incorporates a community focus, parental involvement, developmental sequencing, and prescriptive teaching. Guidelines to…

  8. AIDS Elementary/Intermediate Curriculum.

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    Kellogg, Nancy Rader

    This Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Curriculum was developed for intermediate elementary (5th, 6th, and 7th grade) students. It is an integrated unit that encompasses health, science, social studies, math, and language arts. The curriculum is comprised of nine class activities designed to meet the following objectives: (1) to determine…

  9. The Dynamics of Curriculum Revision.

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    LaPorte, Diane Howard; LaPorte, Ronald E.

    This research study was undertaken in order to understand the dynamics of curriculum revision. The study examines reasons for change, persons involved in revision, frequency of revision, ways of evaluating a revised curriculum, and consistency of revision processes across school districts. Information was obtained through surveys distributed to…

  10. Many Mansions: Conceptualizing Translingual Curriculum

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    Gilmetdinova, Alsu; Burdick, Jake

    2016-01-01

    This article presents a vision for fostering multilingualism in schools that extends the notion of translanguaging to include the realm of multilingual curriculum theorizing. We locate our analysis at the intersection of multicultural education, multilingual education, and curriculum studies in order to conceptualize language, culture, and…

  11. Satellite Academies Program: Curriculum Addendum.

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    Center for Urban Education, New York, NY.

    In order to evaluate the scope, sequence, and instructional strategies of the Satellite Academies Program (SAP) Curriculum, the Center for Urban Education made every effort to gather relevant policy statements and curriculum products. The documents contained in this Addendum are organized in terms of basic program policy documents governing the…

  12. Whole Life Living Skills Curriculum.

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    Roelofs, Alice R.; And Others

    This manual provides ideas to enable Whole Life Program staff and friends to begin expanding on ways to reach and teach survival skills to adults. A list of suggestions for use of the curriculum activities and process appears first. Activities are provided for 11 curriculum areas: emergency procedures; apartment safety; apartment upkeep; food…

  13. IBE Glossary of Curriculum Terminology

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    UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The International Bureau of Education (IBE) has compiled a "Glossary of Curriculum Terminology" offering definitions for over 180 terms related to the curriculum. It is also intended to be a working reference tool for specialists, educators and practitioners, and therefore feedback and suggestions are invited to help us to continue to…

  14. Curriculum Guide for Clerical Occupations.

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    Oregon State Board of Education, Salem. Div. of Community Colleges and Career Education.

    Oregon is embarking on a new approach to secondary education and this clerical occupations curriculum guide was prepared to assist curriculum specialists in developing instructional materials for Grade 11 and 12 vocational programs. Developed in consultation with representatives of industry and education, the guide makes use of the cluster…

  15. Foreign Curriculum Consultants in Action.

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    Peterson, William S., Ed.

    The purpose of this brochure is to illustrate the nature, value, and impact of the Foreign Curriculum Consultant Program of the United States Office of Education. This program, in existence since 1964, involves curriculum consultants from other countries who are specialists in the language and culture of their homelands. Twelve articles by a…

  16. Head Start Dental Health Curriculum.

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    Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau.

    This curriculum for Head Start programs provides preschool learning experiences that teach about dental health. The majority of the curriculum guide is devoted to the following lesson plans: (1) "Introduction of 'Smiley the Super Pup'," an optional puppet character which may be used to review the concepts covered in each lesson; (2)…

  17. Leadership in Mathematics Curriculum Development

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    Alford, Kenneth Ray

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses mathematics curriculum development throughout the past century and incorporates a discussion of appropriate leadership style needed to bring about effective change. School leaders must be cognizant of the commitment and competence of the faculty within their school for successful curriculum development to take place.…

  18. Curriculum Development. Instructional Leadership Series.

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    Glatthorn, Allan A.

    Practical strategies for administrative education faculty involved in principal preparation programs are compiled in this guidebook. This unit in an instructional leadership series focuses on curriculum development and implementation, with a secondary focus on curriculum evaluation. Stages of the process include evaluation, planning, development,…

  19. ESL Curriculum for Adult Learners.

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    Skinner, Donna

    This English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) curriculum was developed in 1994 at Garden City Community College in Kansas. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the Adult Learning Center students. Materials were developed for each level of college and adult education. The materials focus on six levels of ESL and include expected learner…

  20. CRITERION PROBLEMS AND CURRICULUM EVALUATION.

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    LETON, DONALD

    THE EVALUATION OR DEVALUATION OF CURRICULUMS REQUIRES THE VALIDATION OR INVALIDATION OF THEORY AND IS NOT DETERMINED BY PHILOSOPHICAL DISPUTE. AS LONG AS A CURRICULUM IS CONSIDERED TO BE A CLOSED INFORMATIONAL SYSTEM, INTERNAL CRITERIA MAY HELP ITS SEQUENCE AND ESTABLISH ITS CONSISTENCY BUT CANNOT VALIDATE IT. TO EVALUATE A CLOSED INFORMATIONAL…

  1. Pre-Tech Mathematics Curriculum.

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    EASTCONN Regional Educational Services Center, North Windham, CT.

    In 1988-89 the Connecticut Vocational-Technical School System initiated a program for the ongoing review and upgrading of all trade and academic curricula used in the system's 17 schools to insure that each curriculum is consistent with current standards. Every 3 years the Curriculum Steering Committee for the trade or academic subject conducts a…

  2. Transition "Movement" into the Curriculum

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    Pica, Rae

    2010-01-01

    Teachers usually do not give as much thought to transitions as they do to other facets of the early childhood curriculum. As a result, transitions often lead to chaos and wasted time. But this doesn't have to be the case. If teachers "plan" transitions, as they do other daily components of the curriculum, they can avoid chaos and ensure that…

  3. Curriculum History and Educational Leadership.

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    Tanner, Laurel N.

    1983-01-01

    The author reviews trends in the curriculum field, pointing out how it suffers from "ahistoricism." Schools must be responsible for countering cycles and fashions. Curriculum reform efforts should be an attempt to solve problems based on knowledge from previous experience. (MD)

  4. Curriculum Guide: Social Science. Elementary.

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    Boston Public Schools, MA.

    The purpose of this curriculum guide is the development of those understandings, attitudes, and skills necessary for effective and responsible democratic citizenship. This curriculum hopes to develop in each child the realization of his own uniqueness, dignity, and worth and an awareness of these characteristics in others through the structure of…

  5. Curriculum Mapping in Academic Libraries

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    Buchanan, Heidi; Webb, Katy Kavanagh; Houk, Amy Harris; Tingelstad, Catherine

    2015-01-01

    Librarians at four different academic institutions concurrently completed curriculum mapping projects using varying methods to analyze their information literacy instruction. Curriculum mapping is a process for systematically evaluating components of an instructional program for cohesiveness, proper sequencing, and goal achievement. There is a…

  6. Customizing Curriculum with Digital Resources

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    Miller, Jeffrey

    2011-01-01

    To effectively use digital resources in the classroom, teachers must customize the information, merge it with pre-existing curriculum, differentiate it for diverse student populations, and still meet standards-based learning goals. This article describes a solution to these challenges: the Curriculum Customization Service, which provides access to…

  7. Gove's Curriculum and the GERM

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    Wrigley, Terry

    2015-01-01

    This article examines the complex relationship between England's new National Curriculum and the neoliberal reform of education known as GERM. It explores contradictions between economic functionality and Gove's nostalgic traditionalism. It critiques the new curriculum as narrow, age-inappropriate, obsessed with abstract rules, and poorly focused…

  8. Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework, 1999.

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    Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.

    This curriculum framework presents a philosophy of arts education, synthesizes current research, and sets learning standards for students from kindergarten through 12th grade in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The curriculum framework's core concept is that experience in the creative process is essential for all learners, and that, in the arts,…

  9. Suggested Curriculum Guide for Entrepreneurship.

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    Schmolesky, Mary

    This curriculum guide for entrepreneurship is one of four guides developed to aid in setting up either Code 30 or adult vocational programs in the home furnishings service area. Introductory materials include information on the project that developed the curriculum (purpose and procedure) and survey materials from the project (letter, instruction…

  10. Adapting Curriculum for Gifted Learners

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    Wessling, Suki

    2012-01-01

    When the author started homeschooling, she would listen jealously as other parents discussed curriculum for reading and math, two subjects that her daughter never needed any instruction in as a young child. She was eager to try out curriculum, but her visual spatial daughter was not quite ready for learning on paper. She found out that searching…

  11. Curriculum Debate and Policy Change

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    Elgstrom, Ole; Hellstenius, Mats

    2011-01-01

    This article investigates the underlying themes and principles that inform curriculum debate and how they are articulated in current school policy discussions. This topic is approached with the help of a case study covering the debate on which subjects should be mandatory for students at the upper secondary school curriculum in Sweden. The focus…

  12. Context, Curriculum and Professional Knowledge

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    Goodson, Ivor

    2014-01-01

    This article provides a historical overview of how the process of curriculum change has evolved over the past 40 years. The intention is to explore how patterns of power and control have changed their configuration during different historical periods. The historical investigation of curriculum change shows a progressive movement away from the…

  13. Chemistry Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1660.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.

    This curriculum guide, developed to establish statewide curriculum standards for the Louisiana Competency-based Education Program, contains the minimum competencies and process skills that should be included in a chemistry course. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective science program; (2) a list and description of four major goals of…

  14. Curriculum Change Management and Workload

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    Alkahtani, Aishah

    2017-01-01

    This study examines the ways in which Saudi teachers have responded or are responding to the challenges posed by a new curriculum. It also deals with issues relating to workload demands which affect teachers' performance when they apply a new curriculum in a Saudi Arabian secondary school. In addition, problems such as scheduling and sharing space…

  15. Precision Machining Technology. Curriculum Guide.

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    Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Div. of Vocational Education.

    This curriculum guide was developed from a Technical Committee Report prepared with the assistance of industry personnel and containing a Task List which is the basis of the guide. It presents competency-based program standards for courses in precision machining technology and is part of the Idaho Vocational Curriculum Guide Project, a cooperative…

  16. Participative Decision Making in Curriculum.

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    Knoop, Robert; O'Reilly, Robert

    This study attempts to render more specific the curriculum decisionmaking models of Goodlad and Myers. Perceived and desired loci and methods of making curriculum decisions in the secondary schools were determined by secondary school personnel in Ontario schools. Results indicated that teachers desired to have their ideas considered rather than to…

  17. Life Science. A Curriculum Guide.

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    Spann, Margaret; Cowan, Connie

    The life science curriculum is designed to promote the development of healthy living habits. Emphasis is placed on problems of major concern in the daily life of students and on significant problems in modern society. The curriculum is designed for students enrolled in the coordinated vocational education and training for disadvantaged and…

  18. Vocational Preparation Curriculum: Electrical Wiring.

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    Usoro, Hogan

    This document is a curriculum guide for instructors teaching vocational preparation for electrical wiring to special needs students. The purpose of the curriculum guide is to provide minimum skills for disadvantaged and handicapped students entering the mainstream; to supplement vocational skills of those students already in a regular training…

  19. Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping

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    Jacobs, Heidi Hayes

    2004-01-01

    This helpful resource will speed the mapping effort along and apply curriculum mapping to special situations. In this book teachers and administrators offer concrete advice on how to get the most out of curriculum mapping in districts and schools: (1) Steps to implementing mapping procedures and leading the mapping process; (2) Tools and resources…

  20. Curriculum theory in physical education

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    Jewett, Ann E.

    1989-03-01

    Primary current concerns of curriculum theorists in sport and physical education relate to clarification of value orientations underlying curricular decision-making, selection and statement of curriculum goals, identification and organization of programme content, and the process of curriculum change. Disciplinary mastery is the most traditional value orientation and that which is most frequently found in practice. Curriculum theorists have identified four other value orientations for study: social reconstruction, self-actualization, learning process, and ecological validity. Health-related fitness and the development of motor skills have long been the primary goals of physical education. In recent years, however, curriculum specialists have begun to assign higher priorities to goals of personal integration and challenge, of social development and multicultural understanding. There is general agreement that human movement activities constitute the subject-matter of the sport and physical education curriculum. Differences exist, however, as to how learning activities should be selected for particular programmes. The current trend in seeking better understanding of content is toward studying the operational curriculum with particular attention to the historical and social contexts. An important contemporary focus is the need to translate short-term results into lifestyle changes. The curriculum in sports and physical education should be viewed as a multitude of possibilities.

  1. Biology Curriculum Guide. Bulletin 1646.

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    Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Div. of Academic Programs.

    This curriculum guide, developed to establish statewide curriculum standards for the Louisiana Competency-based Education Program, contains the minimum competencies and process skills that should be included in a biology course. It consists of: (1) a rationale for an effective science program; (2) a list and description of four major goals of…

  2. Automated High School Curriculum Planning.

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    Grandon, Gary M.

    This paper describes a quantitative model for the optimal assignment of students to courses for their complete high school careers. The model--the Automatic Curriculum Planning Program (ACPP)--can assign curriculum to a complete set of students based on their derived student grouping. Following a review of the literature on techniques for…

  3. Toward a Curriculum Innovation

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    Thoronka, Kevin F. W.

    2008-05-01

    This paper proposes an innovation on HIV prevention, in response to the United Nations Millennium Development Goal to combat HIV/AIDS. The curriculum innovation is through a participatory research design of life skills based education course, involving both healthy faculty tutors and young community leaders at the centre. The innovation builds onto the strengths of previous IIV prevention interventions and argues that effective life skills based education targets the individual, peers and the wider community since the same levels are crucial in HIV transmission. The innovation also recommends a rethinking of the content used to teach and learn life skill based education to prevent HIV and recommends that such content is to be co-conducted by the young community involvement. The content is to be delivered in a participatory way in order for the young community leaders to engage in critical action to prevent HIV. Because of the novelty of such an intervention, the innovation recognizes that such an approach to the design and implementation of the curriculum initiative is complex and involves careful planning, monitoring and evaluation to yield desired outcomes. In conclusion, the innovation recommends that HIV prevention can be possible even in a country such as Sierra Leone, with increasing HIV prevalence in the world.

  4. Training tomorrow's clinicians today--managed care essentials: a process for curriculum development.

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    Colenda, C C; Wadland, W; Hayes, O; Anderson, W; Priester, F; Pearson, R; Keefe, C; Fleck, L

    2000-05-01

    To develop a managed care curriculum for primary care residents. This article outlines a 4-stage curriculum development process focusing on concepts of managed care organization and finance. The stages consist of: (1) identifying the curriculum development work group and framing the scope of the curriculum, (2) identifying stakeholder buy-in and expectations, (3) choosing curricular topics and delivery mechanisms, and (4) outlining the evaluation process. Key elements of building a curriculum development team, content objectives of the curriculum, the rationale for using problem-based learning, and finally, lessons learned from the partnership among the stakeholders are reviewed. The curriculum was delivered to an entering group of postgraduate-year 1 primary care residents. Attitudes among residents toward managed care remained relatively negative and stable over the yearlong curriculum, especially over issues relating to finance, quality of care, control and autonomy of practitioners, time spent with patients, and managed care's impact on the doctor-patient relationship. Residents' baseline knowledge of core concepts about managed care organization and finance improved during the year that the curriculum was delivered. Satisfaction with a problem-based learning approach was high. Problem-based learning, using real-life clinical examples, is a successful approach to resident instruction about managed care.

  5. Islamic values in the Kuwaiti curriculum

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    Alshahen, Ghanim A.

    analysis in this chapter deals with the Islamic studies and science teachers' questionnaires and both the teachers' and supervisors' interviews. The interview findings are dealt with according to the key themes. Chapter Seven discusses the main findings related to Islamic values in both curricula. Chapter Eight reflects on the main themes of the investigation as a whole. It gives a brief description of the aims and methods of the study and sets out the major findings, their importance, and limitations. Finally, the study concludes with several recommendations and suggestions for developing Islamic values in the curriculum.

  6. An Analysis of the Alignment of the Grade 12 Physical Sciences Examination and the Core Curriculum in South Africa

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    Edwards, Nazeem

    2010-01-01

    I report on an analysis of the alignment between the South African Grade 12 Physical Sciences core curriculum content and the exemplar papers of 2008, and the final examination papers of 2008 and 2009. A two-dimensional table was used for both the curriculum and the examination in order to calculate the Porter alignment index, which indicates the…

  7. Teaching a Modified Hendrickson, Cram, and Hammond Curriculum in Organic Chemistry. Curriculum Redesign To Turn Around Student Performance

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    Karty, Joel M.; Gooch, Gene; Gray Bowman, B.

    2007-07-01

    Prior to the 2004 2005 academic year, a variety of indicators suggested a severe problem with the two-semester organic chemistry series at Elon University, a private, liberal arts institution with an enrollment averaging about 4500 undergraduate students. Student evaluations of teaching for organic chemistry were below the university average, the student attrition rate was near 50%, students exhibited poor competency with mechanisms, and scores on the ACS final exam were quite low. In the fall of 2004, we introduced a new curriculum, reminiscent of the approach by Hendrickson, Cram, and Hammond. In this new curriculum, fundamental concepts are introduced before mechanisms, and mechanisms are introduced before reactions. Reactions are introduced according to similarities among mechanisms rather than the functional group involved. After the implementation of that curriculum, substantially positive changes were observed for all of the above indicators. This report examines which factors may be the specific causes of these positive changes.

  8. EST Reading Curriculum & Instruction: An Alignment Analysis

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    Mohammed, Lubna Ali; Sidek, H. M.

    2015-01-01

    In order for a curriculum to achieve its goals, it is imperative that the curriculum is coherent at all levels. In order to determine the coherency of a curriculum, the alignment of its theoretical underpinning and the label of a curriculum is one of the aspects that can be examined. The purpose of the current study was to examine if the…

  9. Industrial Arts Curriculum Guide for General Shop.

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    Hubachek, Carl H.; And Others

    This curriculum guide for general shop courses is part of a series of curriculum guides for use in the industrial arts curriculum in Connecticut. The guide provides information on the scope and sequence of the industrial arts curriculum, specific guidelines for industrial arts, program goals and objectives, and guidelines concerning special…

  10. Research Problems in Curriculum: Alternative Paradigms.

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    Connelly, F. Michael

    Curriculum research appropriately follows, rather than precedes, development. According to the "breakthrough" view of research, curriculum development and curriculum practice exhibit a deductive applied relationship to curriculum research. The obvious fault in this view is that it ignores the milieu of value claims about what is ideal and what is…

  11. Curriculum Prototypes and the Seven Dwarfs.

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    Chapman, Shirley

    Jonathan Culler's notion, that each change of perspective a reader makes brings something different from the text, is explored by using four curricula. They are: the traditional language arts curriculum, an active reading comprehension curriculum, a psychology curriculum, and a feminist curriculum. By analyzing the same text, "Snow White and…

  12. Making Connections: A "Number Curriculum" for Preschoolers.

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    Shane, Ruth

    This paper discusses a one-page curriculum outline for a preschool mathematics program in Israel. The curriculum was developed in the course of preservice and inservice teacher education programs in Israel, and the mathematics activities offered to support the curriculum were developed by student teachers there. The curriculum starts from…

  13. Patterns of Educational Practice: Theories of Curriculum.

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    Morshead, Richard W.

    This college text on curriculum and educational theory presents 10 chapters, 8 of which focus on specific curriculum types. The first chapter, an introduction, identifies each of the curriculum orientations described in the succeeding chapters and examines the major theories that have been involved in curriculum development. The next eight…

  14. Industrial Arts Curriculum Guide for Industrial Ceramics.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.

    This curriculum guide for industrial ceramics courses is part of a series of curriculum guides for use in the industrial arts curriculum in Connecticut. The guide provides information on the scope and sequence of the industrial arts curriculum, specific guidelines for industrial arts, and program goals and objectives. The content of the industrial…

  15. Current Thought on Curriculum. 1985 ASCD Yearbook.

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    Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.

    Current issues and concerns facing both academic scholars and educational practitioners are presented in the following articles: (1) "Schools and Their Curriculum: A Continuing Controversy" (Alex Molnar); (2) "Three Currents of American Curriculum Thought" (Herbert M. Kliebard); (3) "Curriculum Theory/Curriculum Practice: A Gap or the Grand…

  16. Developing a National Geography Curriculum for Australia

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    Maude, Alaric Mervyn

    2014-01-01

    Australia is in the process of implementing a national geography curriculum to replace the separate state and territory curriculums. The paper describes the process of curriculum development, and identifies the different groups that were involved. These included the board and staff of the national curriculum authority, geography teachers across…

  17. School Leadership and Curriculum: German Perspectives

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    Huber, Stephan; Tulowitzki, Pierre; Hameyer, Uwe

    2017-01-01

    This article looks at the role of school leadership vis-à-vis the curriculum. First, it offers a brief overview of school leadership in Germany. Next, curriculum development and curriculum research in Germany is briefly recapped. We present empirical data on school leadership preferences, strain experience, and practices as to curriculum work.…

  18. A community-based participatory research approach to developing the Harvest for Healthy Kids curriculum.

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    Izumi, Betty T; Peden, Amanda M; Hallman, Jennifer A; Barberis, Dawn; Stott, Brie; Nimz, Sandy; Ries, William R; Capello, Angela

    2013-01-01

    A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with reduced risk of diet-related chronic diseases. However, fewer than half of children in the United States consume the recommended amount. This article describes the community-based participatory research (CBPR) process used to develop the Harvest for Healthy Kids curriculum. Harvest for Healthy Kids is a intervention research project designed to increase access to and intake of fruits and vegetables among preschoolers enrolled in Head Start. The curriculum is composed of eight kits, each focusing on a different fruit or vegetable. The Harvest for Healthy Kids curriculum was developed through an iterative process in which Head Start teachers were highly involved. The final product reflects the teachers' experiences using the curriculum and their suggestions for improving. The CBPR process used to develop the Harvest for Healthy Kids curriculum led to a product that is grounded in theory and practice.

  19. Curriculum in the Fast Lane.

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    Hendrix, Laura

    2003-01-01

    Describes the Electric Vehicle Education Program (EVEP) validated by the Georgia Department of Education and evaluated by the University of Georgia. Discusses the potential for the curriculum and training program and the program's impact on students and communities. (KHR)

  20. Grade 6 Science Curriculum Specifications.

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    Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Curriculum Branch.

    This material describes curriculum specifications for grade 6 science in Alberta. Emphases recommended are: (1) process skills (50%); (2) psychomotor skills (10%); (3) attitudes (10%); and (4) subject matter (30%). Priorities within each category are identified. (YP)

  1. The Accounting Curriculum in College

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    Gustafson, George Axel

    1975-01-01

    In discussing the need for combination of theory and practice in the college accounting curriculum, the author presents a conceptual framework for the body of knowledge which teaches the student principles and puts them into practice through illustrations. (JT)

  2. Global curriculum in surgical oncology.

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    Are, C; Berman, R S; Wyld, L; Cummings, C; Lecoq, C; Audisio, R A

    2016-06-01

    The significant global variations in surgical oncology training paradigms can have a detrimental effect on tackling the rising global cancer burden. While some variations in training are essential to account for the differences in types of cancer and biology, the fundamental principles of providing care to a cancer patient remain the same. The development of a global curriculum in surgical oncology with incorporated essential standards could be very useful in building an adequately trained surgical oncology workforce, which in turn could help in tackling the rising global cancer burden. The leaders of the Society of Surgical Oncology and European Society of Surgical Oncology convened a global curriculum committee to develop a global curriculum in surgical oncology. A global curriculum in surgical oncology was developed to incorporate the required domains considered to be essential in training a surgical oncologist. The curriculum was constructed in a modular fashion to permit flexibility to suit the needs of the different regions of the world. Similarly, recognizing the various sociocultural, financial and cultural influences across the world, the proposed curriculum is aspirational and not mandatory in intent. A global curriculum was developed which may be considered as a foundational scaffolding for training surgical oncologists worldwide. It is envisioned that this initial global curriculum will provide a flexible and modular scaffolding that can be tailored by individual countries or regions to train surgical oncologists in a way that is appropriate for practice in their local environment. Copyright © 2016 Society of Surgical Oncology, European Society of Surgical Oncology. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  3. Global Curriculum in Surgical Oncology.

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    Are, Chandrakanth; Berman, R S; Wyld, L; Cummings, C; Lecoq, C; Audisio, R A

    2016-06-01

    The significant global variations in surgical oncology training paradigms can have a detrimental effect on tackling the rising global cancer burden. While some variations in training are essential to account for the differences in types of cancer and biology, the fundamental principles of providing care to a cancer patient remain the same. The development of a global curriculum in surgical oncology with incorporated essential standards could be very useful in building an adequately trained surgical oncology workforce, which in turn could help in tackling the rising global cancer burden. The leaders of the Society of Surgical Oncology and European Society of Surgical Oncology convened a global curriculum committee to develop a global curriculum in surgical oncology. A global curriculum in surgical oncology was developed to incorporate the required domains considered to be essential in training a surgical oncologist. The curriculum was constructed in a modular fashion to permit flexibility to suit the needs of the different regions of the world. Similarly, recognizing the various sociocultural, financial and cultural influences across the world, the proposed curriculum is aspirational and not mandatory in intent. A global curriculum was developed which may be considered as a foundational scaffolding for training surgical oncologists worldwide. It is envisioned that this initial global curriculum will provide a flexible and modular scaffolding that can be tailored by individual countries or regions to train surgical oncologists in a way that is appropriate for practice in their local environment. © 2016 Society of Surgical Oncology and the European Society of Surgical Oncology. Published by SpringerNature. All rights reserved.

  4. Final Report

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    Marchant, Gary E.

    2013-04-23

    This is the final report of a two year project entitled "Governing Nanotechnology Risks and Benefits in the Transition to Regulation: Innovative Public and Private Approaches." This project examined the role of new governance or "soft law" mechanisms such as codes of conduct, voluntary programs and partnership agreements to manage the risks of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology. A series of published or in publication papers and book chapters are attached.

  5. Final Report

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    Stinis, Panos

    2016-08-07

    This is the final report for the work conducted at the University of Minnesota (during the period 12/01/12-09/18/14) by PI Panos Stinis as part of the "Collaboratory on Mathematics for Mesoscopic Modeling of Materials" (CM4). CM4 is a multi-institution DOE-funded project whose aim is to conduct basic and applied research in the emerging field of mesoscopic modeling of materials.

  6. Clinically oriented three-year medical physics curriculum: a new design for the future.

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    Nachiappan, Arun C; Lee, Stephen R; Willis, Marc H; Galfione, Matthew R; Chinnappan, Raj R; Diaz-Marchan, Pedro J; Bushong, Stewart C

    2012-09-01

    Medical physics instruction for diagnostic radiology residency at our institution has been redesigned with an interactive and image-based approach that encourages clinical application. The new medical physics curriculum spans the first 3 years of radiology residency and is integrated with the core didactic curriculum. Salient features include clinical medical physics conferences, fundamentals of medical physics lectures, practicums, online modules, journal club, and a final review before the American Board of Radiology core examination.

  7. Rocky River Watershed Based Curriculum Guide Project

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    Cox, Phillip Howard

    Environmental education has the ability to increase cognitive ability, have a positive impact on group work skills, attitudes and self-efficacy, and increase student performance. Due to Federal "No Child Left Behind Act" legislation, increased standardized testing has resulted in the disenfranchisement of students from formal learning. The purpose of this project was to develop a curriculum guide based on the Rocky River watershed so teachers could use the Rocky River watershed as a means to satisfy the objectives of the NC Standard Course of Study and at the same time increase student environmental awareness, classroom engagement, sense of place and scores on the NC Earth/Environmental Final Exams. The project was developed to correlate with the newly revised North Carolina Standard Course of Study for Earth/Environmental Science. The curriculum guide was developed by utilizing the best practices suggested by scientific literature, the NC Standard Course of Study for Earth/Environmental Science, the North American Association for Environmental Education and the National Education Association.

  8. Implementation and modification of an anatomy-based integrated curriculum.

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    Klement, Brenda J; Paulsen, Douglas F; Wineski, Lawrence E

    2017-06-01

    Morehouse School of Medicine elected to restructure its first-year medical curriculum by transitioning from a discipline-based to an integrated program. The anatomy course, with regional dissection at its core, served as the backbone for this integration by weaving the content from prior traditional courses into the curriculum around the anatomy topics. There were four primary goals for this restructuring process. Goal 1: develop new integrated courses. Course boundaries were established at locations where logical breaks in anatomy content occurred. Four new courses were created, each containing integrated subject content. Goal 2: establish a curriculum management team. The team consisted of course directors, subject specialists, and a curriculum director. This team worked together to efficiently manage the new curriculum. Goal 3: launch contemporary examination and question banking methods. An electronic system, in which images could be included, was implemented for examinations and quizzes, and for storing and refining questions. Goal 4: ensure equitable distribution of standardized examinations and course grading systems among all courses. Assessments included quizzes, in-course examinations, and National Board of Medical Examiners ® (NBME ® ) Subject Examinations. A standard plan assigned the contribution of each to the final course grade. Significant improvement was seen on subject examinations. Once the obstacles and challenges of integration were overcome, a robust and efficient education program was developed. The curriculum is expected to continue evolving and improving, while retaining full regional dissection as a core element. Anat Sci Educ 10: 262-275. © 2016 American Association of Anatomists. © 2016 American Association of Anatomists.

  9. Residency curriculum improves breastfeeding care.

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    Feldman-Winter, Lori; Barone, Lauren; Milcarek, Barry; Hunter, Krystal; Meek, Joan; Morton, Jane; Williams, Tara; Naylor, Audrey; Lawrence, Ruth A

    2010-08-01

    Multiple studies have revealed inadequacies in breastfeeding education during residency, and results of recent studies have confirmed that attitudes of practicing pediatricians toward breastfeeding are deteriorating. In this we study evaluated whether a residency curriculum improved physician knowledge, practice patterns, and confidence in providing breastfeeding care and whether implementation of this curriculum was associated with increased breastfeeding rates in patients. A prospective cohort of 417 residents was enrolled in a controlled trial of a novel curriculum developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics in conjunction with experts from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Academy of Family Physicians, and Association of Pediatric Program Directors. Six intervention residency programs implemented the curriculum, whereas 7 control programs did not. Residents completed pretests and posttests before and after implementation. Breastfeeding rates were derived from randomly selected medical charts in hospitals and clinics at which residents trained. Trained residents were more likely to show improvements in knowledge (odds ratio [OR]: 2.8 [95% confidence interval (CI): 1.5-5.0]), practice patterns related to breastfeeding (OR: 2.2 [95% CI: 1.3-3.7]), and confidence (OR: 2.4 [95% CI: 1.4-4.1]) than residents at control sites. Infants at the institutions in which the curriculum was implemented were more likely to breastfeed exclusively 6 months after intervention (OR: 4.1 [95% CI: 1.8-9.7]). A targeted breastfeeding curriculum for residents in pediatrics, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology improves knowledge, practice patterns, and confidence in breastfeeding management in residents and increases exclusive breastfeeding in their patients. Implementation of this curriculum may similarly benefit other institutions.

  10. Curriculum Development for Transfer Learning in Dynamic Multiagent Settings

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    2016-06-01

    ABSTRACT Transfer learning in reinforcement learning has been an active area of research over the past decade. In transfer learning, training on a source...in reinforcement learning, in which the goal is to design a sequence of source tasks for an agent to train on, such that final performance or learning...speed is improved. We take the position that each stage of such a curriculum should be tailored to the ability of the agent in order to promote

  11. Bilingual-Bicultural Curriculum.

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    Hermenet, Argelia B.; Valencia, Atilano A.

    While bilingual-bicultural education continues to be one of the most significant thrusts in the final decades of the 20th Century and numerous articles are found on this topic, many interested people are still searching for a clear, simple, and acceptable meaning of the term. Perhaps the term can be clearly defined only by a complete and…

  12. Surgical Practical Skills Learning Curriculum: Implementation and Interns' Confidence Perceptions.

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    Acosta, Danilo; Castillo-Angeles, Manuel; Garces-Descovich, Alejandro; Watkins, Ammara A; Gupta, Alok; Critchlow, Jonathan F; Kent, Tara S

    To provide an overview of the practical skills learning curriculum and assess its effects over time on the surgical interns' perceptions of their technical skills, patient management, administrative tasks, and knowledge. An 84-hour practical skills curriculum composed of didactic, simulation, and practical sessions was implemented during the 2015 to 2016 academic year for general surgery interns. Totally, 40% of the sessions were held during orientation, whereas the remainder sessions were held throughout the academic year. Interns' perceptions of their technical skills, administrative tasks, patient management, and knowledge were assessed by the practical skills curriculum residents' perception survey at various time points during their intern year (baseline, midpoint, and final). Interns were also asked to fill out an evaluation survey at the completion of each session to obtain feedback on the curriculum. General Surgery Residency program at a tertiary care academic institution. 20 General Surgery categorical and preliminary interns. Significant differences were found over time in interns' perceptions on their technical skills, patient management, administrative tasks, and knowledge (p < 0.001 for all). The results were also statistically significant when accounting for a prior boot camp course in medical school, intern status (categorical or preliminary), and gender (p < 0.05 for all). Differences in interns' perceptions occurred both from baseline to midpoint, and from midpoint to final time point evaluations (p < 0.001 for all). Prior surgical boot camp in medical school status, intern status (categorical vs. preliminary), and gender did not differ in the interns' baseline perceptions of their technical skills, patient management, administrative tasks, and knowledge (p > 0.05 for all). Implementation of a Practical Skills Curriculum in surgical internships can improve interns' confidence perception on their technical skills, patient management skills

  13. Switzerland: new medical informatics curriculum.

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    Weber, P

    2000-01-01

    Swiss Society for Medical Informatics (SSMI) started to build a postgraduate curriculum in medical informatics a year ago. The aim is to build a curriculum with different modules allowing the healthcare professionals to follow individual path in order to fulfill their objectives. The professionals who could benefit from the curriculum are physicians, nurses, medical assistants, computer specialists in the healthcare domain. Different levels of certificates or diplomas will be given depending on the number of modules taken and the professional background. Modules can be taken in different ways: universities, hospitals, distance learning.... The kickoff meeting for the leading group of this curriculum chaired by Dr Denz from Zurich was held on June 5 and 6 1998 was Swiss Nursing informatics group is active in this field. Working Group 5 (WG5) "Nursing Informatics in Europe" is supporting countries efforts in building nursing informatics curriculum. Promoting links between specialists in this domain in different countries. Selecting relevant Websites to be used. Disseminating information to country members of WG5.

  14. Emergency medicine Joint Fellowship Curriculum.

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    Petinaux, Bruno; Douglass, Katherine; Lee, Jennifer; Liu, Yiju Teresa; Boniface, Keith S; Clancy, Cathleen; Scott, James

    2012-08-01

    The authors describe a Joint Fellowship Curriculum instituted for emergency medicine fellows in diverse fellowships. The curriculum is based on commonalities established among the varying fellowships offered within their Department of Emergency Medicine. Fellowships included in the curriculum development include Disaster/Emergency Medical Services, International Emergency Medicine, Health Policy, Ultrasonography, and Medical Toxicology. The focus of this educational activity is to promote the development of the fellow into an expert within their field of specialization. Recognizing that topics such as scholarly activities, career development, clinical practice of medicine, business of medicine, and personal development are universally applicable to a variety of emergency medicine fellowships, the curriculum attempts to provide uniform instruction. The quality and applicability of this instruction was assessed and found to have been very well received by the participating fellows. The authors encourage academic emergency medicine departments with a number of fellowship training opportunities to consider providing such a uniform curriculum of instruction as well. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. The American Society for Radiation Oncology's 2015 Core Physics Curriculum for Radiation Oncology Residents.

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    Burmeister, Jay; Chen, Zhe; Chetty, Indrin J; Dieterich, Sonja; Doemer, Anthony; Dominello, Michael M; Howell, Rebecca M; McDermott, Patrick; Nalichowski, Adrian; Prisciandaro, Joann; Ritter, Tim; Smith, Chadd; Schreiber, Eric; Shafman, Timothy; Sutlief, Steven; Xiao, Ying

    2016-07-15

    The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Physics Core Curriculum Subcommittee (PCCSC) has updated the recommended physics curriculum for radiation oncology resident education to improve consistency in teaching, intensity, and subject matter. The ASTRO PCCSC is composed of physicists and physicians involved in radiation oncology residency education. The PCCSC updated existing sections within the curriculum, created new sections, and attempted to provide additional clinical context to the curricular material through creation of practical clinical experiences. Finally, we reviewed the American Board of Radiology (ABR) blueprint of examination topics for correlation with this curriculum. The new curriculum represents 56 hours of resident physics didactic education, including a 4-hour initial orientation. The committee recommends completion of this curriculum at least twice to assure both timely presentation of material and re-emphasis after clinical experience. In addition, practical clinical physics and treatment planning modules were created as a supplement to the didactic training. Major changes to the curriculum include addition of Fundamental Physics, Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, and Safety and Incidents sections, and elimination of the Radiopharmaceutical Physics and Dosimetry and Hyperthermia sections. Simulation and Treatment Verification and optional Research and Development in Radiation Oncology sections were also added. A feedback loop was established with the ABR to help assure that the physics component of the ABR radiation oncology initial certification examination remains consistent with this curriculum. The ASTRO physics core curriculum for radiation oncology residents has been updated in an effort to identify the most important physics topics for preparing residents for careers in radiation oncology, to reflect changes in technology and practice since the publication of previous recommended curricula, and

  16. The American Society for Radiation Oncology's 2015 Core Physics Curriculum for Radiation Oncology Residents

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    Burmeister, Jay, E-mail: burmeist@karmanos.org; Chen, Zhe; Chetty, Indrin J.

    2016-07-15

    Purpose: The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Physics Core Curriculum Subcommittee (PCCSC) has updated the recommended physics curriculum for radiation oncology resident education to improve consistency in teaching, intensity, and subject matter. Methods and Materials: The ASTRO PCCSC is composed of physicists and physicians involved in radiation oncology residency education. The PCCSC updated existing sections within the curriculum, created new sections, and attempted to provide additional clinical context to the curricular material through creation of practical clinical experiences. Finally, we reviewed the American Board of Radiology (ABR) blueprint of examination topics for correlation with this curriculum. Results: The newmore » curriculum represents 56 hours of resident physics didactic education, including a 4-hour initial orientation. The committee recommends completion of this curriculum at least twice to assure both timely presentation of material and re-emphasis after clinical experience. In addition, practical clinical physics and treatment planning modules were created as a supplement to the didactic training. Major changes to the curriculum include addition of Fundamental Physics, Stereotactic Radiosurgery/Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, and Safety and Incidents sections, and elimination of the Radiopharmaceutical Physics and Dosimetry and Hyperthermia sections. Simulation and Treatment Verification and optional Research and Development in Radiation Oncology sections were also added. A feedback loop was established with the ABR to help assure that the physics component of the ABR radiation oncology initial certification examination remains consistent with this curriculum. Conclusions: The ASTRO physics core curriculum for radiation oncology residents has been updated in an effort to identify the most important physics topics for preparing residents for careers in radiation oncology, to reflect changes in technology and practice

  17. Final report

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    Jarillo-Herrero, Pablo

    2017-02-07

    This is the final report of our research program on electronic transport experiments on Topological Insulator (TI) devices, funded by the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences. TI-based electronic devices are attractive as platforms for spintronic applications, and for detection of emergent properties such as Majorana excitations , electron-hole condensates , and the topological magneto-electric effect . Most theoretical proposals envision geometries consisting of a planar TI device integrated with materials of distinctly different physical phases (such as ferromagnets and superconductors). Experimental realization of physics tied to the surface states is a challenge due to the ubiquitous presence of bulkmore » carriers in most TI compounds as well as degradation during device fabrication.« less

  18. Engaging Foreign Curriculum Experts in Curriculum Design: A Case Study of Primary School Curriculum Change in Lesotho

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    Nhlapo, Molise David; Maharajh, Lokesh Ramnath

    2017-01-01

    Involvement of foreign consultants in the Lesotho curriculum design has been in operation since the beginning of formal education around 1833 in the country to-date. The expectation was that, with time, Lesotho would produce enough quality curriculum specialists who would be entrusted with the task of curriculum design. However, the trained…

  19. Who Are the Players in Canadian Curriculum?

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    Milburn, Geoffrey

    1987-01-01

    Labels range of persons advocating different theoretical positions of Canadian curriculum as "players." Describes players as "managers,""predictors,""transformers,""sleuths,""analysts." Values varied viewpoints for attention to language regarding curriculum, critical review of…

  20. Guidelines for Developing Competency-Based Curriculum.

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    Goodson, Ludy

    1979-01-01

    Presents guidelines for the development of competency-based curriculum formulated as a result of an automotive mechanics curriculum workshop. Listed are specific guidelines for content development, writing style, and illustration. (LRA)

  1. Summer Curriculum | Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program

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    All Cancer Prevention Fellows are required to attend the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention during their first full summer at NCI. The curriculum has two courses, which are also open to the general scientific community worldwide.

  2. An Analysis of Curriculum Decision-Making in Moral Curriculum Development in Taiwan.

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    Wang, Chien-Lung

    In Taiwan, the moral curriculum has been part of the elementary school curriculum for decades. The 1993 edition of the Taiwan curriculum standard has a new subject titled "Morality and Health" that integrates previous "Life and Ethics" and "Healthy Education" subjects. This study explored the curriculum-development…

  3. Curriculum as a Discourse: Using Critical Discourse Analysis to Revive Curriculum Reconceptualists' Thought

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    Harb, Majed

    2017-01-01

    Curriculum reconceptualists seek to reshape the field of curriculum studies. Unlike traditional curricularists, they reprobate the technical approach of curriculum development because of its pure functional and managerial tendency. Reconceptualists look at curriculum from various philosophy-saturated perspectives. One of their claims is…

  4. Curriculum Renewal: Barriers to Successful Curriculum Change and Suggestions for Improvement

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    Cooper, Trudi

    2017-01-01

    This article examines the practical difficulties encountered when a renewed curriculum is implemented in higher education. Attention has been given in the literature to the importance of coherent curriculum and approaches to curriculum design. Less attention has been paid to whether the renewed curriculum can be faithfully implemented within a…

  5. Curriculum Reform in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Indigenization of the History Curriculum

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    Ismailova, Baktygul

    2004-01-01

    This article raises general questions regarding the relations between curriculum and ideology in reforming, specifically indigenizing the curriculum by focusing on the importance attached to the history curriculum under reform circumstances. Through an examination of indigenization of history curriculum in the context of Kyrgyzstan, a post-Soviet…

  6. Learner-Driven EFL Curriculum Development at the Classroom Level

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    Shawer, Saad; Gilmore, Deanna; Banks-Joseph, SusanRae

    2009-01-01

    This qualitative study examines the learner-directed motives that cause English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers to approach curriculum differently, as curriculum-transmitters, curriculum-developers, or curriculum-makers. This study's conceptual framework was grounded in teacher curriculum development, curriculum implementation,…

  7. Collaboration leads to enhanced curriculum.

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    Valerius, J; Mohan, V; Doctor, D; Hersh, W

    2015-01-01

    In 2007, we initiated a health information management (HIM) track of our biomedical informatics graduate program, and subsequent ongoing program assessment revealed a confluence of topics and courses within HIM and clinical informatics (CI) tracks. We completed a thorough comparative analysis of competencies derived from AMIA, AHIMA, and CAHIIM. Coupled with the need to streamline course offerings, the process, described in this paper allowed new opportunities for faculty collaboration, resulted in the creation of a model assessment for best practice in courses, and led to new avenues of growth within the program. The objective of the case study is to provide others in the informatics educational community with a model for analysis of curriculum in order to improve quality of student learning. We describe a case study where an academic informatics program realigned its course offerings to better reflect the HIM of today, and prepare for challenges of the future. Visionary leadership, intra-departmental self-analysis and alignment of the curriculum through defined mapping process reduced overlap within the CI and HIM tracks. Teaching within courses was optimized through the work of core faculty collaboration. The analysis of curriculum resulted in reduction of overlap within course curriculum. This allowed for additional and new course content to be added to existing courses. Leadership fostered an environment where top-down as well as bottom-up collaborative assessment activities resulted in a model to consolidate learning and reduce unnecessary duplication within courses. A focus on curriculum integration, emphasis on course alignment and strategic consolidation of course content raised the quality of informatics education provided to students. Faculty synergy was an essential component of this redesign process. Continuous quality improvement strategy included an ongoing alignment of curriculum and competencies through a comparative analysis approach. Through

  8. Evaluating an interprofessional education curriculum: A theory-informed approach.

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    Anderson, Elizabeth; Smith, Roger; Hammick, Marilyn

    2016-01-01

    This paper retrospectively reports on an evaluation framework applied to a local interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum design. The theoretically informed IPE curriculum spans the undergraduate health and social care programmes of over 10 professions as a curriculum theme. The teaching design and its impact were informed by psycho-social and learning theories. This meta-analysis is presented to share the importance of longitudinal IPE, whole curriculum evaluation for comparisons and to advance our understandings of what works and why. The meta-analysis used the Presage, Process and Product conceptual framework outlined by Biggs in 1993, and the Kirkpatrick in 1996, evaluation outcome model. Data are shared on the final overall learning from evaluating the teaching and the outcomes from students, teachers, practitioners, patients and carers. The evaluation highlighted cyclical issues relating to students experiences, facilitators abilities and highlights the challenges of learning in practice which was highly praised by students. The problems and challenges were solved through the application of theory to illuminate our understandings. We lament at missed opportunities for the application of theoretically informed research questions that still require to be addressed. However, we share this framework as having offered a complete and comprehensive evaluation process.

  9. Student and Faculty Reflections of the Hidden Curriculum.

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    Bandini, Julia; Mitchell, Christine; Epstein-Peterson, Zachary D; Amobi, Ada; Cahill, Jonathan; Peteet, John; Balboni, Tracy; Balboni, Michael J

    2017-02-01

    The hidden curriculum, or the socialization process of medical training, plays a crucial role in the development of physicians, as they navigate the clinical learning environment. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine medical faculty and students' perceptions of psychological, moral, and spiritual challenges during medical training in caring for critically ill patients. Focus groups were conducted with 25 Harvard Medical School (HMS) students, and interviews were conducted with 8 HMS faculty members. Five major themes emerged as important in shaping students' medical training experiences. First, students and faculty discussed the overall significance of the hidden curriculum in terms of the hierarchy of medicine, behavioral modeling, and the value placed on research versus clinical work. Second, respondents articulated values modeled in medicine. Third, students and faculty reflected on changes in student development during their training, particularly in terms of changes in empathy and compassion. Fourth, respondents discussed challenges faced in medical school including professional clinical education and the psychosocial aspects of medical training. Finally, students and faculty articulated a number of coping mechanisms to mitigate these challenges including reflection, prayer, repression, support systems, creative outlets, exercise, and separation from one's work. The results from this study suggest the significance of the hidden curriculum on medical students throughout their training, as they learn to navigate challenging and emotional experiences. Furthermore, these results emphasize an increased focus toward the effect of the hidden curriculum on students' development in medical school, particularly noting the ways in which self-reflection may benefit students.

  10. Integrating School Counseling Core Curriculum into Academic Curriculum

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    Kozlowski, Kelly A.

    2013-01-01

    Research indicates that the social and emotional well being of students impacts academic outcomes; however, due to a limited amount of class time, the counseling core curriculum that addresses these needs often takes a back seat to academic learning. This article proposes a paradigm shift where teachers and school counselors collaborate to…

  11. Food First Curriculum: An Integrated Curriculum for Grade 6.

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    Rubin, Laurie

    This integrated social studies curriculum helps grade 6 students learn the paths of the food they eat from farm to table, the roots of hunger here and abroad, and how they can act locally on a global problem. Focusing on the social science aspects of the food system, 35 lessons (50 class hours) designed to be used once or twice a week throughout…

  12. Blended Instruction: Integrating the Curriculum through Projects and Curriculum Alignment.

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    Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Div. of Career Technology and Adult Learning.

    "Blended instruction" is an approach to integrating high school curriculum around broad career clusters or areas of student interest and study. Blended instruction is intended to engage students in more challenging assignments, increase attendance, and increase student academic and technical achievement. This Maryland guide contains…

  13. History in the National Curriculum: A Lesson in Curriculum Devolution

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    Jones, Gareth Elwyn

    2009-01-01

    This article will focus on an event in the educational history of Wales in the 1980s which still impacts both on school practice and on thinking about concepts of Welsh identity. That event was the creation of the History Committee for Wales which was charged with devising a history curriculum for Welsh schools in the wake of the 1988 Education…

  14. Curriculum Reform in Mathematics and the Target Oriented Curriculum.

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    Fung, Chun Ip

    1995-01-01

    Highlights issues and ideas in the reform of school mathematics curricula with reference to Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Interprets the ideas set out in documents related to the Target Oriented Curriculum (TOC) initiative in Hong Kong. Discusses factors that hinder the implementation of the TOC. (DSK)

  15. The Cognitive Curriculum. Ypsilanti Preschool Curriculum Demonstration Project.

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    McClelland, Donna; And Others

    The Cognitive Curriculum focuses primarily on intellectual, or cognitive development of the child. Much of its theory is based on the work of Piaget and is concerned with the development of logical thinking and representation. A central tenet is that the child learns through active involvement with his environment and that the child undergoes…

  16. Developing an Inclusive Curriculum: A Curriculum Guide for Multicultural Education.

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    Lewis, Chris H.

    This bibliography was prepared to stimulate discussion among the faculty of the General College of the University of Minnesota concerning the field of multicultural education and its impact upon the curriculum of the College. The bibliography lists resources and provides a conceptual framework for developing teaching materials and approaches to…

  17. A Curriculum Study in Data Processing: Curriculum Development.

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    Gloster, Emily D.

    The study describes a curriculum developed to train teachers to teach data processing at the high school, technical/vocational institute, or community college level, and to develop courses for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of business administration, education, psychology, sociology, and science. A 20-page introduction deals…

  18. Secondary School Curriculum Guide: Industrial Arts.

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    Cranston School Dept., RI.

    The Cranston Secondary School Curriculum Guide (9-12) for Industrial Arts is intended to serve as a resource for teachers, students, department chairman, guidance personnel, curriculum planners, and others involved in present or future curriculum planning. At least one broadly stated major objective is provided for each section, encompassing the…

  19. Evaluation of an Eating Disorder Curriculum.

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    Moriarty, Dick; And Others

    1990-01-01

    A qualitative and quantitative evaluation of "A Preventive Curriculum for Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia" is reported. The evaluation, which included teachers, researchers, health professionals, and students, included development of the curriculum as well as pilot testing activities. The curriculum development and evaluation consisted of…

  20. Early Childhood Curriculum: Planning, Assessment, and Implementation

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    McLachlan, Claire; Fleer, Marilyn; Edwards, Susan

    2010-01-01

    "Early Childhood Curriculum" addresses current approaches to curriculum for infants, toddlers and young children, ages birth to eight. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the curriculum issues that student teachers and emerging practitioners will face and equips them with the decision-making tools that will ultimately enhance and promote…

  1. Sustainability in the Australian Curriculum: Geography

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    Maude, Alaric

    2014-01-01

    "Sustainability" is one of the seven major concepts in the geography curriculum. It is also one of the three cross-curriculum priorities in the Australian curriculum, together with Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. This paper describes how the concept is explained…

  2. Curriculum Designed for an Equitable Pedagogy

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    Cullen, Roxanne; Hill, Reinhold R.

    2013-01-01

    Rather than viewing curriculum as linear, a post-modern, learner-centered curriculum design is a spiral or recursive curriculum. Post-modernism provides a much less stable foundation upon which to build a model of student learning, a model that recognizes and even celebrates individual difference and one that is supported by research on how people…

  3. Industrial Arts Curriculum Guide for AIASA.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.

    This curriculum guide for American Industrial Arts Students Association (AIASA) chapters is part of a series of curriculum guides for use in the industrial arts curriculum in Connecticut. The guide is divided into three parts. The first part of the guide introduces AIASA and summarizes its history, goals and purposes, and advisor responsibilities.…

  4. A Daoist Perspective on Internationalizing Curriculum

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    Li, Xin

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a review of three chapters in "Part II, Section E: Internationalizing Curriculum" and one chapter in "Part III, Section F: Inquiring into Curriculum" of "The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction" (F. M. Connelly, M. F. He, J. I. Phillion, Eds.; Sage Publications, 2008). These chapters ["Indigenous Resistance and…

  5. Corrupting the Curriculum? The Case of Geography

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    Lambert, David; Morgan, John

    2009-01-01

    This paper considers influences on the contemporary school curriculum in England. It does so mainly through a critical analysis of one significant critique of the curriculum made by the think tank Civitas in their collection of essays asserting the "corruption" of the curriculum, published in 2007. The paper places the Civitas position…

  6. Computer Proliferation and the Changing Curriculum.

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    Stocker, H. Robert

    1988-01-01

    Two curriculum guides for postsecondary information systems programs are those of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Data Processing Management Association. The National Business Education Association offers both a Business Teacher Education Curriculum Guide and a K-14 Curriculum Guide. (CH)

  7. An International Marketing Curriculum - Development and Analysis.

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    Abboushi, Suhail; Lackman, Conway; Peace, A. Graham

    1999-01-01

    Describes the process of market-driven curriculum design in the development of an undergraduate International Marketing (IM) major at Duquesne University (Pennsylvania) School of Business Administration. Reports on a market study revealing profiles and IM curriculum design preferences of exporting companies. Discusses the curriculum development,…

  8. Leading Change in the Primary Science Curriculum

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    Waller, Nicky; Baker, Chris

    2014-01-01

    Nicky Waller and Chris Baker believe that change can be a good thing and explain how their training has helped others to adjust to the new science curriculum. In September 2013, teachers across England received the definitive version of the new primary curriculum "Leading Change in the Primary Science Curriculum." This course aimed to…

  9. The Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers.

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    Dombro, Amy Laura; And Others

    Stemming from the core idea that infant and toddler care should be based on building relationships, this curriculum provides a foundation for staff development. Section 1, "Why a Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers?" examines key quality indicators; discusses curriculum components; describes how to use it to make decisions throughout a…

  10. Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum. Second Edition

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    Reid, Dennis H.; Parsons, Marsha B.

    2007-01-01

    The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' (AAIDD's) Positive Behavior Support Training Curriculum," Second Edition" ("PBSTC"), is a curriculum for training direct support personnel and their supervisors in the values and practices of Positive Behavior Support. The curriculum is designed for direct support persons and…

  11. PSI Model Curriculum for Office Careers.

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    Professional Secretaries International, Kansas City, MO.

    The PSI [Professional Secretaries International] Model Curriculum for Office Careers provides a framework for the curriculum revision process, making it easier for schools to update, change, expand, or revise their office programs. Through a series of suggested courses, this curriculum develops the knowledge, skills, and attitudes office…

  12. An Empirical Analysis of Curriculum Design.

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    Langenbach, Michael; And Others

    An examination of 1002 curriculum documents (selected from the 1969 exhibit at the National Conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) was made to provide the beginning of a pool of empirical data that can serve as a base for descriptive generalizations about curriculum design and engineering. Ten design…

  13. Guidelines for Curriculum Review and Development

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    Sedere, Upali M.

    2011-01-01

    This is curriculum review guideline that was used by the author to review the Primary School Curriculum of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) in Bangladesh. This includes the procedures and formats those were employed and would serve as a guide to any other user. (Contains 2 figures.) [This report was prepared with the Institute of…

  14. Industrial Arts Curriculum Guide for Alternative Energy.

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    Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.

    This curriculum guide for alternative energy courses is part of a series of curriculum guides for use in the industrial arts curriculum in Connecticut. The guide contains two parts. Part 1 provides the following overview: (1) objectives of alternative energy education, including suggestions for course levels, class sizes, teaching methods, and…

  15. Minding Mice at the Crossroads: Managing Curriculum

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    Sloan, Kris

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a review of three chapters in "Part I, Section B: Managing Curriculum" of "The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction" (F. M. Connelly, M. F. He, J. I. Phillion, Eds.; Sage Publications, 2008). The author finds that these chapters ["Structuring Curriculum: Technical, Normative, and Political Considerations" (Kevin G.…

  16. A Critical Perspective on Managing Curriculum

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    Lopes, Alice Casimiro; De Macedo, Elizabeth Fernandes

    2009-01-01

    This article presents a review of an introductory essay and three chapters in "Part I, Section B: Managing Curriculum" of "The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction" (F. M. Connelly, M. F. He, J. I. Phillion, Eds.; Sage Publications, 2008). The introductory essay ["Part I: Curriculum in Practice. Introductory Essay" (Ian Westbury. pp. 1-5)]…

  17. National Curriculum and Federalism: The Australian Experience

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    Harris-Hart, Catherine

    2010-01-01

    Whilst the past 35 years have seen numerous attempts at national curriculum collaboration in Australia, these have invariably failed largely due to the constitutional reality that the States have responsibility for curriculum. Federal government involvement in curriculum can only be achieved, therefore, with the consent of the States. To achieve…

  18. 24 CFR 3286.308 - Training curriculum.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 5 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Training curriculum. 3286.308... URBAN DEVELOPMENT MANUFACTURED HOME INSTALLATION PROGRAM Training of Installers in HUD-Administered States § 3286.308 Training curriculum. (a) Curriculum for initial installer licensing. The training...

  19. Wind energy curriculum development at GWU

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    Hsu, Stephen M

    2013-06-08

    A wind energy curriculum has been developed at the George Washington University, School of Engineering and Applied Science. Surveys of student interest and potential employers expectations were conducted. Wind industry desires a combination of mechanical engineering training with electrical engineering training. The curriculum topics and syllabus were tested in several graduate/undergraduate elective courses. The developed curriculum was then submitted for consideration.

  20. Adequate Social Science, Curriculum Investigations, and Theory.

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    Anyon, Jean

    1982-01-01

    Two studies of curriculum are used as examples of trends in social science research. Criteria are developed for the "ideal" social science and then applied to the two studies. Curriculum theorizing is discussed as related to social science theory. Suggestions are made for the content of an adequate curriculum theory. (JN)