In the traditional curricular model, tests have driven the goals and influenced the instructional methods of education. Many educators have begun to question this status quo and to look for more effective ways of framing educational content. Many have found that by focusing on goals first and shaping the system with them in mind, they obtain better results. This section provides some key concepts in undertaking this process.
One of the core concepts for effective curricular change is alignment. It is achieved when parts of the whole are seen in relationship to each other. For alignment, keep in mind the following aspects of the curriculum:
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|Toolkit Home Page||Why Change?||Why Technology?|
|Planning||Policy||Curriculum and Assessment|
|Community Involvement||Facility Planning||Funding|
|Prof'l and Ldrship Development|