ED 709 Course Paper Specifications
Curriculum in Higher Education
Edward G. Rozycki, Ed. D.
The course paper will consist of two parts
A: . The curriculum proposal may be of two types
A. a well-argued and persuasive curriculum proposal for "a program for the 21st Century"; and
B. an analysis of the strategies underlying the construction of the proposal, with particular attention given to institutional contexts.
By "well-argued" is meant the following: in addition to the basic proposal relating means to ends in the appropriate contexts, e.g. needs, mission, budget, market, etc. the proposal must contain
option 1: a well-argued proposal for a college/university curriculum built "from the ground up," or
option 2: a well-argued proposal for a major overhaul or addition to the curriculum of some other kind of institution of higher education, e.g. a teaching hospital, a technical institute, etc.
By "persuasive" is meant to permit rhetorical invocations that inspire consensus and action.
an anticipation of standard rebuttals and countermoves to them;
the use of example from some historical source to support the proposal or counter the potential rebuttals;
the use of Becher (or other sources) for philosophical or sociological support or counter-example.
B: The analysis of the strategies underlying the construction of the proposal should contain
an outline of your proposal
an analysis of your curricular goals in terms of type, context and potential rebuttals
an explanation of your strategy to counter potential rebuttals.
an explanation of the choice of persuasive language used to animate your proposal.
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