Brown: Study Questions and Answers

Richards: Chapter 1 Questions

  1. Explain the major steps in curriculum development.
  2. What is the difference between "situation analysis" and "communicative needs analysis"?
  3. What are curriculum goals?
  4. What is the difference between curriculum goals and objectives?
  5. Richards identifies four examples of stating program objectives, including behavioral, skills based, content-based, and proficiency-based. Select one of these examples and discuss its merits and drawbacks.
  6. What are some of the justifications commonly made to support the use of behavioral objectives in curriculum planning?
  7. What are the five central issues under methodology in helping to clarify assumptions?
  8. What is the role of the teacher in the learning process?
  9. What are the four kinds of tests used in conjunction with curriculum development and what do they test?
  10. What is the difference between summative evaluation and formative evaluation?
  11. What is an achievement test used for?
  12. What is the difference between a criterion-referenced test and a norm referenced test?

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