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Overview: Orientations to the Analysis and Development of Curriculum

Edward G. Rozycki, Ed. D.


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edited 1/8/12

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1. Deductive from Goals (Nomothetic) vs. Phronetic from Examples (Case Analysis)

2. Historical from Goals: (Collins)

a. Status

b. Vocation

c. Social Control

3. Procedural

a. systems analytic approach: inputs, throughputs, outputs

b. Project Management approach

c. Cost/Benefit analysis

d. Values analysis (and see P. Tetlock, or S. Schwartz)

e. Fast & Frugal Heuristics (Gigerentzer)

4. Organizational Conflict Analysis (March & Simon)

a. policy vs. individualization

b. delegated authority vs. authorized goals

c. process vs. product orientation

d. power vs. morale

5. Technical vs.Political: Analyst vs. Advocate

discourse analysis re: power and stakeholder status

description vs. persuasion

6. Structural

a. "logical"

b. pedagogical

c. disciplinary: (T. Becher) hard, soft, applied, theoretical

d. institutional

e. Basic social forms (A. Fiske)


These various perspectives or approaches are most normally mixed and interactive.

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