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Organization and Administration for Curriculum Development in Science


by Ellsworth S. Obourn 1960

The older concept of "curriculum" has been expanded beyond the dictionary definition of "a course of study," to embrace the total spectrum of content, resources, materials, and methods of teaching through which the purposes of education are achieved. Thus, as the directory to the ultimate goals of science instruction, the curriculum, next to the teacher, becomes a most important factor in determining the nature of science education. This chapter will consider some of the procedures and developments that are essential to curriculum- planning in science for this critical and challenging period.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 59, No. 1


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 61 Number 9, 1960, p. 196-212
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19842, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 9:13:10 AM

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