TITLE

Can CURRICULUM GUIDES Be Effective?

AUTHOR(S)
Nault, William H.
PUB. DATE
April 1955
SOURCE
Educational Leadership;Apr1955, Vol. 12 Issue 7, p410
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the effectiveness of curriculum guides in school setting. Each year much time and effort in school systems are expended in planning and constructing curriculum guides. This article indicates that certain conditions of their involvement in preparing such guides directly affect teachers' use of them. In a great number of school systems throughout the United States the production of curriculum guides by members of the local staff is the method most widely used by school people to improve the curriculum. In spite of the time, effort and money which go into the preparation of these materials a survey of the literature reveals only limited study in the area of the use and effectiveness of locally produced curriculum guides. In a recent study conducted in three eastern communities an effort was made to examine the relationships between the ways of working in the development of curriculum materials and the use made of these by teachers. Sources of evidence were teachers, curriculum workers and administrators. A great majority of the school people participating in the study saw teacher involvement as being of critical importance in the preparation of curriculum guides.
ACCESSION #
18658902

 

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