|Ralph W. Tyler|
Major Contributions to Instructional Development
Findings, Research, Studies
One of the most prominent people in curriculum studines in America, Ralph Tyler is most known for his Eight Year Study.Involving thirty public and private secondary schools, the purpose of the studey was to determine if students completing alternative high school crurricula could succeed in college. There are two salient reasons that came out of the study that significantly impacted instructional development. First, the study confirmed objectives could be clarified in terms of student behaviors or behaviroal objectives.Second, the process of formative evaluation was used to refine and revise the alternative curriculum. Tyler expanded on his research and findings from the study that called for the application of the following principles for instruction:
Ralph W. Tyler Publishes Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction
Ralph W. Tyler
Shrock, Sharon. A Brief History of Instructional Development.