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NCJ Number: 137073 Find in a Library
Title: Developing a Child Sexual Abuse Curriculum (From Child Trauma I Issues and Research, P 361-379, 1992, Ann Wolbert Burgess, ed. -- See NCJ-137060)
Author(s): T F Curran
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Garland Publishing, Inc.
New York, NY 10003-3304
Sale Source: Garland Publishing, Inc.
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Type: Curriculum
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter presents guidelines for the development of a child sexual abuse educational curriculum for college students and for the training of professionals who work with children and their families.
Abstract: The chapter first examines the need for a child sexual abuse curriculum for use in colleges and professional training. Emphasis is on the prevalence of such abuse and the need for college students and professionals to be abreast of the latest knowledge in this area. A discussion of how adults learn is the basis for the selection of teaching methods to be used in a curriculum on child sexual abuse. The recommended instructional approach reflects the andragogical model which builds upon the student's self-motivation to learn, the student's life experiences, and the student's life-based need to acquire the knowledge to be presented. The chapter distinguishes between curriculum-planning approaches for job-related training and a college-based course. Possible strategies for the two types of curricula are outlined. A discussion of curriculum development focuses on the development of curriculum goals and objectives, the identification of prerequisite courses or training, the development of curriculum criterion test measures, the development of an implementation plan, the determination of class size, the development of curriculum content, and the selection of instructional methods. The selection of a curriculum instructor is also considered. 13 references
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Professional in-service education
Index Term(s): Adult education; Higher education
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