ERIC Number: ED030946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Plan for Curriculum Innovation in Massachusetts.
Carlson, Richard O.; Kiernan, Owen B.
To facilitate the dissemination of information about new practices in education to the school systems of Massachusetts, a proposal is outlined for the establishment of a communications network to be operated by the State Department of Education. Five stages of development are incorporated in the dissemination plan: (1) Search for information on new instructional practices, (2) selection of innovations by independent advisory board, (3) evaluation by teams of respected Massachusetts educators, (4) dissemination by both mass and personal means, and (5) demonstration in appropriate settings in various regions. The proposal is based on the assumption that the Massachusetts State Department of Education, as advisor and consultant, can contribute significantly to the improvement of education by selecting, evaluating, and disseminating innovative practices in education which show promise of solving major instructional problems. (JK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Diffusion, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Information Dissemination, State Departments of Education
Bureau of Public Information, Department of Education, the Commonwealth of Mass., 182 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 02111 (Limited supply, free).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Co., MA.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.