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ASCD (Association for Supervision and curriculum development)

  • By: O. L. Davis Jr.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

For almost a century, ASCD (the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) and its two predecessor groups have fostered attention of many of the nation's educators to instructional improvement and the development of curriculum, initially in the United States, but more recently throughout the world. Rather than focus on particular school roles or positions (e.g., English teachers, supervisors of science, superintendents), ASCD has focused on functions common or similar to different roles and tasks in and across school divisions (e.g., elementary school, high school; differentiated instruction, reading). Deliberately, it always has welcomed to its membership all individuals not only professional educators, but also people who do not hold professional credentials (e.g., school board members, parents) who are concerned with improvement of the school curriculum and ...

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