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A Study to Determine a Sound Approach for Curriculum Improvement

Description: The purpose of this work is to determine a sound approach for curriculum improvement. In fulfilling that purpose, it is proposed: (1) to survey the various historical approaches to curriculum construction and to review briefly present curriculum practices; (2) to establish sound criteria of curriculum improvement based on the outside approach or the approach from without; (3) to apply these principles and criteria to a program of curriculum improvement.
Date: 1950
Creator: Witherspoon, Robert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Exploring the Process of Developing a Glocally Focused Art Curriculum for Two Communities

Description: The world is becoming progressively interconnected through technology, politics, culture, economics, and education. As educators we strive to provide instruction that prepares students to become active members of both their local and global communities. This dissertation presents one possible avenue for engaging students with art and multifaceted ideas about culture, community, and politics as it explores the possibilities for creating a community-based, art education curriculum that seeks a merger of global and local, or "glocal" thinking. Through curriculum action research, I explored the process of writing site-specific curriculum that focuses on publicly available, local works of art and encourages a connection between global experiences and local application. I have completed this research for two communities, one in Ohio and one in Texas, and investigated the similarities and differences that exist in the process and resulting curriculum for each location. Through textual analysis, interviews, curriculum writing, and personal reflections, I identified five essential components of a community-based, glocal art education curriculum: flexibility, authenticity, connectedness, glocal understandings, and publicly available art. Additionally, I developed a template for writing glocally focused, community-based art education curriculum and produced completed curricular units for each of the communities. Finally, I have made suggestions for the future study and development of glocally focused, art education curriculum.
Date: December 2017
Creator: Hartman, Jennifer D
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of Contemporary Industrial Arts Education and Industrial Technology Education Programs

Description: This study is an investigation of the baccalaureate degree requirements in industrial arts education and industrial technology education with special emphasis on the similarities and differences between the two curriculums. The criteria used as a basis for comparison are (1) clarification of terminology, (2) historical trends in the development of the present programs, (3) basic program philosophies, (4) curriculum content, (5) objectives sought by each curriculum, (6) number of graduates from each program, and (7) employment of the graduates.
Date: August 1973
Creator: Russum, Isaac J.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Curricular Offerings in Business Education in the Junior Colleges of Texas

Description: The primary aim is to discover the number and nature of curricular offerings in the field of business education in the junior colleges of Texas. A secondary purpose is to study the growth and development of business education in the schools and colleges of the United States from the earliest days to the present period.
Date: 1947
Creator: Green, William B.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Creation, Implementation, and Retention or Rejection of Curriculum Change: Three Objective-Based Skills Systems in Reading

Description: The problem with which this study dealt was an identification of the positive or negative factors affecting the creation, implementation, and retention or rejection of curriculum change efforts. As examples, the Fountain Valley, PEGASUS-PACE, and Wisconsin Design skills management systems (SMS) for reading were studied as each was an example of successful curriculum change efforts, in two different settings,
Date: May 1981
Creator: Cutler, K. Don (Kenny Don), 1945-
Partner: UNT Libraries

Legacy of Stalinism in Modern Russia: Historical Trauma, Memory and Forgetting

Description: This poster presentation discusses research on a transformative instructional initiative on globalizing curriculum. The project involved students learning about the legacy of Stalinism in modern Russia and connecting students to their virtual peers in Russia via the internet.
Date: April 12, 2013
Creator: Velikanova, Olga V.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

International Perspectives Curriculum Project: EDAD 5680 Administration of the EC-12 Curriculum

Description: Poster presented as part of the 2013 University Forum on Teaching & Learning. This poster discusses the international perspectives curriculum project. The project described in this poster was developed as part of the "Globalizing your Curriculum" Transformational Instructional Innovation (TII) Fellowship sponsored by the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and redesign (CLEAR) and UNT - International.
Date: April 12, 2013
Creator: Stromberg, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Education

A Study of the Metalworking Curriculum in Texas High Schools, with Special Reference to the Machine Areas of General Metalworking I and II

Description: The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to determine what the curriculum offerings were in Texas high schools for General Metalworking I and II during the 1970-71 school year, (2) to determine whether these individual course offerings agreed with the state prescribed curriculum as set forth by the Texas Education Agency, and (3) to determine in what ways the course offerings of the individual schools differed from the state prescribed curriculum.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Henley, Robert P.
Partner: UNT Libraries

iCAMP: Curate, Archive, Manage, Preserve

Description: This presentation discusses the iCAMP project; Curate, Archive, Manage, Preserve. It discusses research data management curricula gaps, a summary of other key projects and findings, the iCAMP project aims and research methodology, gives a review of iCAMP results, and offers questions raised for the future.
Date: December 10, 2012
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Guide to the Teaching of Negro Literature in High School

Description: This paper will be a survey of the major American Negro writers from pre-Civil War days to the present time. Background information concerning each major period will be given, along with information about each author and comments about the selections which are appropriate for classroom discussion. Teachers will also be given suggestions for presenting the material to class, as well as suggested questions and assignments. In conclusion, it will be shown how the literature presented can be fused into the eleventh grade course of study for the Fort Worth Public Schools.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Tucker, Rose Warren
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Evaluation of Ten Electricity Training System Laboratory Manuals to Ascertain their Adequacy in Meeting Curriculum Standards for the Secondary School Course: General Electricity

Description: This study involved an evaluation of laboratory manuals available to high schools for use with electricity training systems to ascertain which-were most adequate in meeting curriculum standards for general electricity as specified in Bulletin 615 of the Texas Education Agency.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Turner, Richard M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Analysis of Three Modes of Group Interpretation in the Speech Arts Curriculum

Description: Four objectives guided the research and writing of this thesis. First, there was an attempt to identify and establish specific educational goals for a group interpretation production. Second, there was an effort to describe certain procedures for selecting, adapting, arranging, and presenting a piece of literature to an audience through a group interpretation performance. Third, this thesis attempted to relate the three modes of group interpretation—Choric Interpretation, Readers Theatre, and Chamber Theatre—as a single art form. Fourth, there has been an attempt to suggest specific evaluative criteria and evaluation sheets for group interpretation performances.
Date: August 1968
Creator: Young, Jerry D.
Partner: UNT Libraries

A Study of the Academic Posture of Drama in Texas High Schools since the Texas Education Agency Certification Change of 1966

Description: This study had a twofold purpose. The first was to determine the extent to which the drama curricula in Texas public high schools have changed since the Texas Education Agency certification change of 1966; and the second was to reveal the position of administrators regarding a preference of teaching fields as background for a prospective teacher of drama.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Cooper, James O.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Requirements for Business Degrees in Texas' Largest Colleges and Universities

Description: In this study an effort is made to review comprehensively the requirements for business administration degrees in the larger colleges and universities in Texas. The development and adaptation of uniform requirements in any field of study are necessarily slow processes and subject to frequent revision. Especially is this true in the field of business education.
Date: 1947
Creator: Shepard, Haggard G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Contextualizing History Curriculum: A Qualitative Case Study in Balochistan Pakistan

Description: The purpose of the study was to evaluate Pakistan's national history curriculum in the post 18th constitutional amendment scenario. The amendment bequeathed the responsibility of education, including curriculum development, to the provinces. This study sought input from educators on ways the national curriculum currently addresses local needs and requirements as well as considerations for any potential changes or improvements. Traditionally, history curriculum has been used mainly for social identity formation and ideological indoctrination; current scholarship on history education has now also included national identity formation. Additionally, scholarship has begun to analyze possible purposes behind social identity formation, whether used negatively or positively. This study, which took place in Balochistan, Pakistan, used a qualitative case study approach. A provincial level conference was convened as a context and data source that involved 28 educators including teachers, teacher educators, curriculum experts, and policy actors as participants in the study. The texts of five representative educators engaged in the conference dialogue was selected for analysis. Discourse analysis was the methodology used to arrive at findings of the study. The study yielded several interesting findings that give insight about the national history curriculum of Pakistan and future curriculum practices of the Balochistan province. According to the selected educators, the national history curriculum of Pakistan has been unidimensional, based on Islamic ideology that embraces a religious national identity. The selected educators argued that the curriculum is unwelcoming to diversity, does not promote peace and equity, conceals truth, and hinders critical thinking. They found the national history curriculum non-representative of the local context of Balochistan province. In light of these findings, the selected educators proposed a history curriculum for Balochistan province that promotes peace, tolerance, equity, and respect for diversity, truth, and critical thinking. The participating educators saw a provincial/local focus as addressing many limitations of the ...
Date: August 2016
Creator: Khan, Gulab
Partner: UNT Libraries