Using Curriculum Guides

Friedman, Kopple C.
December 1961
Education;Dec1961, Vol. 82 Issue 4, p215
Academic Journal
This article explores the proper use of the curriculum guide by teachers. Basically, it sets forth a framework which furnishes guidelines to the teacher for the development of learning experiences. It is a document which should give the teacher the security of knowing what is to be taught, and yet leave him with a feeling of independence on how to approach the job. A guide may consist of an outline of: objectives; content; understandings; skills; and attitudes. Moreover, it may include sections on topics such as: characteristics of children at various age levels; modern methodology; the selection and utilization of various instructional resources; suggested teaching and learning activities; reference lists; and illustrative teaching units.


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