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close this bookGuide Book for Curriculum Development and Adaptation (NITE, 1995, 42 p.)
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close this folderSection A: Introduction
View the documentPurpose of this Guide Book
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View the documentTarget Audience
View the documentA Definition of Curriculum
View the documentStatements of Principle
View the documentGlossary of Terms
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentTechnical Working Group Team Members
close this folderSection B: Design and Development
View the documentIdentify Need for Curriculum
View the documentIdentification of the Client Group and Context
View the documentPreparation of Data
View the documentJob Analysis
View the documentTask Analysis
View the documentAssessment Planning
View the documentContent
View the documentInstructional Planning
View the documentPreparation for Implementation
View the documentPreparation of Curriculum Documents
View the documentTrialling and Validation
close this folderSection C: Adaptation
View the documentNeed for Adaptation
View the documentParameters for Adaptation
View the documentMethodology
close this folderSection D: Challenges and Opportunities
View the documentExpertise in Curriculum Development
View the documentDatabases
View the documentSection E: Notes


The adaptation of curriculum should be coordinated by the unit responsible for curriculum development in a particular country. The curriculum adaptation would have to follow a definite methodology and a few suggestions are offered here.

The country adapting the curriculum may constitute a working group of experts which may include representatives from industries, and trade unions and teachers, who may meet periodically to complete the assignments. It could also be done through a workshop which involves a larger number of personnel after which a small group works to finalise the amendments. An alternative modality could be to assign the task to an eminent expert or consultant appointed specifically for this purpose.

As a word of caution, it may be stated that the process of adaptation should be as objective as possible and that personal inclination, biases or prejudices are kept at bay and empirical data, collective thinking and consensus provide the foundation.