ERIC Number: ED220455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
New Perspectives on Curriculum Implementation. A Survey of Teacher, Principal and Consultant/Co-ordinator Concerns.
Dow, Ian I.; Whitehead, Ruth Y.
This study was undertaken by the Ontario (Canada) Public School Men Teachers' Federation to: (1) describe current practices and problems in curriculum implementation in Ontario public elementary schools; (2) provide information about the attitudes of federation members toward practices; and (3) identify barriers that block educators from effectively implementing curriculum guidelines. In the first section of this booklet, a description of the process of curriculum implementation is given, identifying three interactive elements that influence the process: the curriculum, the user, and the organization. Descriptions are offered of components in each element that may inhibit effective curriculum implementation if they are not considered during the planning period. Section II describes the methodology employed in developing the survey of teachers, principals, and consultants/co-ordinators. A description of the questionnaires, the population, and sampling procedures employed in the study is included. Summaries of responses to the questionnaires are presented in tabular form in section III, indicating major barriers to curriculum implementation as perceived by teachers, principals, and consultants/co-ordinators. The last section of the report outlines recommendations based on the findings. The recommendations are listed in order of priority, and represent a composite of the barriers perceived by the all three groups. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Agents, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Problems, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Principals, Program Implementation, Teacher Attitudes
Ontario Public School Teachers' Federation, 1260 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M57 2B7 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Public School Men Teacher's Federation, Toronto.