TITLE

Comprehensive Curriculum Development Program

AUTHOR(S)
Saylon, Galen
PUB. DATE
March 1948
SOURCE
Educational Leadership;Mar1948, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p406
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about the comprehensive curriculum development program of the public schools in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Kalamazoo public schools are engaged in a wide-spread program of curriculum improvement. Theral T. Herrick, director of curriculum, is directing the program. Over-all planning and coordination of the program is in the hands of a curriculum council of fifty-one members. This council represents an unusual and worthwhile development in its composition; included in the membership are teachers, administrators, students, and laymen. Especially noteworthy is the fact that two student representatives of the senior high school and two recent, graduates of the high school are included in the membership, as well as representatives from the parent-teacher organization, the labor organizations of the city, and the chamber of commerce. The composition of the council is changed as experience reveals the need for reorganization. The responsibilities of the curriculum council include: to determine through discussion the major needs affecting the entire school system; to attack these problems, a few at a time, through committees composed of teachers; and to disseminate the findings of these committees throughout the school system.
ACCESSION #
18671078

 

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