Curriculum Development

BRASITECH also takes interest in Curriculum's Development ensuring Cirruculums are integrated with the changing conditions and needs of learners and institutions.

Below is an example of a process followed:

Example of Development (Study)

“It considers the possible influence of “The Action Plan to develop ‘Japanese with English abilities’” (Ministry of Education, 2003), reviews models of curriculum development from theory and compares those to data collected from informants working at the three institutions. Analysis focuses on how the processes undertaken by the universities over the last five years show similarities to those predicted by theory, but also highlights how activities in the institutions have differed. Results indicate that the national university in the study undertook curriculum development in the most systematic way, one key being the development of a university-wide English language education policy, which was supported by the majority of teachers and administrators. The municipal university (only one faculty in this study) had carried out development activities at its formation (2000), but had not continued the processes, particularly in the areas of needs and situation analysis plus evaluation. Curriculum development processes in the prefectural university were centred on an individual teacher, with little input from the rest of the organization. The most significant insights from the study are formulated into guidelines for curriculum developers. Finally, the Action Plan was found to have had little influence on language curriculum development processes at the three universities in the study”