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Basic principles of curriculum and instruction / Ralph W. Tyler

Main Author Tyler, Ralph W. Country Estados Unidos. Publication Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, cop. 1949 Description VI, 128 p. ; 21 cm ISBN 0-226-82031-9 CDU 371.214
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What educational purposes should the school seek to attain, and what educational experiences can be provided that are likely to achieve these purposes? Rather than literally answering these questions of curriculum and instruction, Tyler develops a rationale for studying them, and suggests procedures for formulating answers and evaluating programs of study. Quite simply, his book outlines one way of viewing an instructional program as a functioning instrument of education.

The four sections of the book deal with ways of formulating, organizing, and evaluating the educational objectives that have been chosen for the curriculum. Tyler emphasizes the fact that curriculum planning is a continuous cyclical process, involving constand replanning, redevelopment, and reappraisal. Substitution of such an integrated view of an instructional program for hit-or-miss judgment as the basis for curriculum development cannot but result in an increasingly effective curriculum.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction
  • 1 What Educational Purposes Should the School Seek to Attain?
  • Studies of Learners Themselves as a Source of Educational Objectives Studies of Contemporary Life Outside the School Suggestions About Objectives from Subject Specialists
  • The Use of Philosophy in Selecting Objectives
  • The Use of a Psychology of Learning in Selecting Objectives Stating Objectives in a Form to be Helpful in Selecting Learning Experiences and in Guiding Teaching
  • 2 How Can Learning Experiences Be Selected Which Are Likely to Be Useful in Attaining These Objectives?
  • Meaning of the Term "Learning Experience" General Principles in Selecting Learning Experiences Illustrations of the Characteristics of Learning Experiences Useful in Attaining Various Types of Objectives
  • 3 How Can Learning Experiences Be Organized for Effective Instruction?
  • What is Meant by "Organization" Criteria for Effective Organization Elements to be Organized Organizing Principles
  • The Organizing Structure The Process of Planning a Unit of Organization
  • 4 How Can the Effectiveness of Learning Experiences Be Evaluated?
  • The Need for Evaluation Basic Notions Regarding Evaluation Evaluation Procedures
  • Using the Results of Evaluation Other Values and Uses of Evaluation Procedures
  • 5 How a School or College Staff May Work on Curriculum Building

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Ralph W. Tyler was formerly Professor of Education and Dean, Division of Social Sciences, at the University of Chicago.

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