(2) The Knowledge Base of Curriculum

Linda S. Behar
University of Florida

Abstract: Knowledge bases include ways of knowing that are important for professional educators and necessary for practice. Domains of curriculum, along with interrelated curriculum practices that are representative of the kinds of behaviors that curriculum specialists perform in the real world of curriculum work, represent a potential knowledge base. In this study, a teacher group and professors of curriculum identified a quantifiable knowledge base of curriculum practices that were correlated with nine domains of curriculum. As teacher education seeks to redefine professional standards, these findings might suggest a compendium of skills educators should acquire through their training.

Citation: Behar, L. S. (1993). The knowledge base of curriculum. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 33(1), 31-39.

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