ERIC Number: ED182810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum in Alberta: A Study of Perceptions. Curriculum, Media & Instruction Occasional Paper No. 7.
Krawchenko, Kim; And Others
This document focuses on curriculum development in Alberta as perceived by the people who are most directly responsible for curricular tasks--teachers and administrators. A total of 27 individuals were interviewed about their perceptions of a three-year plan for development and implementation of curricula in the Edmonton Public Schools. Discussed were the subjective and political factors influencing curriculum development, such as teacher involvement and professional development needs. The paper concludes that the subjective comments that surfaced are often seen as factors to be controlled by evaluation and accountability procedures or to be circumvented with teacher-proof curricula. It recommends that a radical reinterpretation of curricula would place the subjective factors at the center where a development model could evolve. (Author/LD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes
Secondary Education Publications, Dept. of Secondary Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G5 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. Faculty of Education.
Identifiers: Alberta (Edmonton); Edmonton Public Schools (Canada)