Models Of Curriculum Development : Lattuca And Stark's Model

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The following is an exploration of four models of curriculum development: Lattuca and Stark’s (2009) academic plan model, Richard Diamond’s (1989) model of curriculum development, Saylor, Alexander, and Lewis’s (1981) administrative model, and Oliva’s (2009) curriculum development model. The works of Saylor, Alexander, and Lewis (1981), and Oliva (2009) were chosen for this assignment, as our textbook authors cited neither. I decided on this approach because our authors do an excellent job of explaining the history and foundation of their work. The assignment requires completing a compare and contrast of existing models. I recognize there are significant differences and improvements between and within the works the authors built upon and that they are worthy of exploration and discussion. However, choosing works that contributed to Lattuca and Stark’s model, I felt, could result in a monochromatic piece limiting exploration of the topic. The Saylor, Alexander, and Lewis (1981) model is an administrative model. While considered prescriptive, one could argue it is dictative. The model utilizes a top-down approach to curricular development and is favored by K-12 and for-profit post secondary institutions. The entry point for the linear progression of this model is a consideration of external forces, specifically: legal requirements, research data, professional associations, and state guidelines (Saylor, et al., 1981). Lattuca and Stark (2009) identify many of the same

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