Book Title
Developing the Curriculum (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership) 8th Edition

SESP 12691

July 13, 2017
Which model invokes a 5 step process:
a. The Taba Model
b. The Anderson Model
c. The Tyler Model
d. The Havinghurst Model
The ordering of the units of content is known as:
a. scope
b. sequence
c. continuity
d. relevance
The Lau v. Nichols U.S. Supreme Court case dealt with:
a. parental rights
b. school prayer
c. bilingual education
d. charter schools
The international organization charged with helping to improve education is:
Ralph W. Tyler advocated educational objectives that are:
a. generalized
b. individualized
c. behavioral
d. integrated
Not among the organizational variables mentioned by Harold J. Leavitt and Homa
Bahrami was:
a. time
b. structure
c. people
d. task
The text presents the relationship of curriculum goals and objectives to instructional
goals and objectives as:
a. identical
b. related
c. unrelated
d. repetition
Carl D. Perkins Act of 1990 concerned:
a. elementary education
b. vocational education
c. college education
d. health education
When a teacher uses multiple methods and resources to individualize instruction for the
learner, the teacher is:
a. differentiating the instruction
b. providing group instruction
c. heterogeneously grouping the students
d. none of the above
The preservation of fundamental common values of American society is known as the:
a. pluralistic concept
b. melting-bowl concept
c. salad-bowl concept
d. integrated concept
At the top of the hierarchy of outcomes is:
a. curriculum goals
b. educational aims
c. curriculum objectives
d. instructional goals
No Child Left Behind was initially authorized in:
a. 2001
b. 2005
c. 2007
d. 2010
A 2010 study cited in the text showed that enrollment in the following foreign language
was increasing in:
a. French
b. German
c. Russian
d. Chinese
Concentrating on wholes is a premise of:
a. gestalt psychology
b. perceptual psychology
c. constructivist psychology
d. experimentalist psychology
Human Ethology refers to:
a. cooperative behavior
b. verbal behavior
c. nonverbal behavior
d. individual behavior
Instructional strategies must be appropriate to the teacher's:
a. style
b. model
c. skills
d. all of the above
In analyzing the needs of society, the curriculum worker must bring a particular set of
skills to the task. Two skills that are necessary are:
a. understanding and training in the behavioral sciences and social sciences
b. understanding and training in psychological and biological sciences
c. understanding and training in finances and industry
d. understanding in behavioral and biological sciences
The Subject-Matter curriculum has been popular for years with many curriculum
planners because it lends itself well to:
a. a mechanical type of curriculum development: dropping, adding, or splitting courses,
rearranging or extending sequences, updating topics, and changing textbooks.
b. all stakeholders for it is easily understood
c. "a" and "b" are correct
d. none of the above
A model should accomplish two purposes:
a. to suggest a system that curriculum planners might wish to follow, and to serve as the
framework for explanations of phases or components of the process for curriculum
b. give stakeholders an exact plan to follow and to define a stated outcome for success
c. to be a be-all and end-all to a school's curriculum needs and to provide a system to
analyze curriculum
d. none of the above
Among educators espousing the philosophy of reconstructionism was:
a. John Dewey
b. George S. Counts
c. Robert M. Hutchins
d. Thomas Aquinas
That the average worker dislikes work is a tenet of:
a. Theory A
b. Theory X
c. Theory Y
d. Theory Z
A prescribed set of subjects for all secondary school pupils was recommended by the:
a. National Education Association
b. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
c. Harvard Committee on General Education
d. National Association of Secondary School Principals
According to the text, foreign observers are amazed by the following characteristic of
American schools:
a. the size
b. the constuction
c. the uniqueness
d. the funding
In addition to experimental research, the types of research that curriculum planners
engage in are:
a. action
b. descriptive
c. historical
d. all of the above
Race to the Top funds are part of
a. America 2000
b. Goals 200 The Educate America Act
c. No Child Left Behind
d. American Recovery and Reinvestnent Act
Formative evaluation is measurement that takes place
a. at the beginning of a course or unit
b. at the end of a course or unit
c. in the middle of a course or unit
d. "a" and "c" are correct
The orientation of a child-centered curriculum is:
a. essentialistic
b. progressivist
c. behavioristic
d. reconstructionist
Censorship cases stem from varying interpretations of the U.S. Constitution's:
a. First Amendment
b. Fourth Amendment
c. Fifth Amendment
d. Tenth Amendment
A well designed needs assessment that is implemented with integrity will:
a. identify gaps and overlaps in the curriculum
b. point to specific pedagogical practices that exist in a school
c. identify deficiencies in a schools curricula
d. "a" and "c" are correct
The three models discussed in the chapter are:
a. linear and prescriptive
b. linear and descriptive
c. nonlinear and prescriptive
d. nonlinear and descriptive
The ultimate purpose of all strategies, styles, models, and skills is the fostering:
a. of a successful classroom environment
b. of student achievement
c. of a good school year
d. none of the above
Curriculum principles are derived from:
a. empirical data
b. experimental data
c. common sense
d. all of the above
Today's elementary school continues to maintain its emphasis on the basic skills while
at the same time addressing the:
a. Educational, physical, social, and emotional needs of pupils.
b. Reading deficiency of the students
c. Social, emotional and learning disabilities of pupils
d. Needs of the community

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