History of Curriculum Development

By jzubaty
  • Primary Sources of Education

    Churches, families, and workplaces served as the primary palces for education and learning.
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  • Institutions for Education of Students with Disabilities

    Students with special needs were considered "insane" or "idiots" and sent to institutions or schools for the deaf or blind.
  • Compulsory Education

    Massachusetts establishes first law requiring students age 8-14 to attend school.
  • Increased Immigrant Population in Schools

    Late 1800s many immigrants moving to the major cities. This increased the population of students in school that spoke little or no English.
  • The Committee of Ten

    Established standard curriculum and required 8 years of elementary and 4 years of secondary education.
  • Ralph Tyler and Basic Principals of Curriculum and Instruction

    Four questions to be answered when developing curriculum:
    1. What educational purposes should the school seek to attain?
    2. What educational experiences can be provided that are likely to attain these purposes?
    3. How can these education experiences be effectively organized?
    4. How can we determine whether these purposes are being attaniend?
  • Division of Handicapped Children and Youth established

    organized by President Kennedy; became part of the U.S. Office of Education
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Title 1 Funding for schools that served great number of low-income families.
  • Curriculum Audit

    Developed by Fenwick English. First introduction of the curriculum map.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975

    Currently known as IDEA. IDEA ensures that students with disabilities, “to the maximum extent appropriate… are educated with children who are not disabled…” (IDEA, 2004).
  • A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform published

    -Served as the foundation to many modern reform efforts.
    Stated, "...the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people."
  • Goals 2000

    "...establishes a framework in which to identify world-class academic standards, to measure student progress, and to provide the support that students may need to meet the standards."
  • No Child Left Behind

    -Increased accountability for schools and teachers
    -Reauthorization of IDEA