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close this bookGuide Book for Curriculum Development and Adaptation (NITE, 1995, 42 p.)
close this folderSection C: Adaptation
View the documentNeed for Adaptation
View the documentParameters for Adaptation
View the documentMethodology


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.