Leadership for Curriculum Research

Ahrens, Maurice R.
May 1955
Educational Leadership;May1955, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p450
Discusses recent developmental patterns and leadership issues related to the field of curriculum research in the U.S. Arguments disfavoring the argument that an individual or a few individuals can plan and develop curricula for the use of teachers in the classroom; Analysis of the responsibility of schools and school systems to develop courses of study, teaching guides and other curriculum materials; Suggestions for considering the problems which are of concern to teachers as the focus of a curriculum improvement program; Suggestions to provide teachers the opportunity to participate in the solution of these problems; Lack of proper developments in the field of cooperative curriculum research; Arguments pertaining to the need for adopting and improving experimentation methods in schools' curriculum developmental programs; Significance of leadership approach in cooperative research.


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