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Curriculum Development Models for Quality Educational System

Curriculum Development Models for Quality Educational System
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Author(s): Melody Ndidi Modebelu (Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 18
Source title: Handbook of Research on Enhancing Teacher Education with Advanced Instructional Technologies
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Nwachukwu Prince Ololube (Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Nigeria), Peter James Kpolovie (University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)and Lazarus Ndiku Makewa (University of Eastern Africa, Kenya)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8162-0.ch014


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This chapter examines curriculum development models as a veritable working tool for academics, teachers, administrators and planners at various education levels to be utilized to steer and attain quality educational system for national sustainable development. Effective knowledge, development skills, utilization skills and participation of all stakeholders in education are very crucial in achieving quality curriculum development models for quality educational system in Nigeria and other developing nations. This is one way of ensuring that education remains the only tool for revamping the pitiable present state of Nigeria where education seem to have failed to be an instrument of solving today's problems for quality social reconstruction and transformation. For effective discussion, the paper focuses on the following: nature of curriculum, curriculum development, curriculum development models, six major types of curriculum model i.e the objective model, the cyclic model, the situational model, the system approach model, the process model, and the creative technology-learning model. Focus is also on the implications of the curriculum development models on the attainment of excellent educational system for sustainable development. Summary and conclusion are given.

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