ERIC Number: ED194977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Administrator as a Mediator in the Implementation of Educational Policy: A Case Study of the Eastern Caribbean.
Nicholson, R. M.
In 1964 the island of St. Lucia began the St. Lucia Mathematics Program, a five-year program designed to develop materials and a primary level program of modern mathematics for use in the English-speaking Caribbean territories. Representatives from the ministry of education, the teachers' college, and the University of the West Indies Institute of Education developed a program in which school people were recruited and trained to develop materials. The chief education officer acted as mediator of the program by (1) convincing the government of the importance of the program; (2) obtaining government funding; (3) establishing a steering, advisory, and executive project committee; (4) performing as chairman of the committee; (5) authorizing the release of teachers to be trained to write and implement the program; (6) convincing principals and teachers to support the program; (7) arranging communication and public relations about the program; (8) convincing local universities to help with the production of workbooks; (9) obtaining donations; and (10) enabling parents to get workbooks at a subsidized price. The program has produced definitive editions of mathematics materials for grades one to seven that are being used in the Caribbean territories. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Materials, Modern Mathematics, Program Development, Teacher Developed Materials
Not available separately; see EA 013 022.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Saint Lucia; Saint Lucia Mathematics Project
Note: Published in "Canadian and Comparative Educational Administration" (EA 013 022). Based on a paper presented at the International Intervisitation Program in Educational Administration (4th, Montreal and Vancouver, Canada, May 1980). For related documents, see EA 013 022-050.