ERIC Number: ED218507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Loud and Clear? Summary of a Study of Curriculum Dissemination in Further and Higher Education. Project Report 3: Summary.
Humphries, Michael; And Others
A study was conducted in Great Britain to review the means by which teachers of Further and Higher Education (FE/HE) keep in touch with (1) developments in their course area; (2) experimentation and innovation in curriculum design; (3) alternative teaching approaches; (4) learning resources; and (5) other sources of professional information. Information on types of disseminated material, modes of dissemination, and the apparent effectiveness of dissemination was gathered through a mailed questionnaire to a cross section of staff in FE/HE institutions in England and Wales, with 1,000 usable responses received; and through a case study at a large technical college. Data gathered identified six major issues; namely, the constance of change, the design of messages, the distribution networks, the facilitation of message interpretation, and the need for a coordinating system. The study concluded that since curriculum change must now be regarded as the norm, a much more systematic approach to the processes of curriculum dissemination is necessary, rather than the informal, often employed, or non-existent "systems" now in place. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Curriculum Review and Development Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain