ERIC Number: ED249664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Rassling with the Bear: The Once and Future Character of Local Curriculum Development.
This paper describes some of the historical background for current practices in local curriculum development, the major participants and their roles in local curriculum development, some of the processes involved, and the major conditions necessary for successful local development. Using a broad literature base of both published and unpublished sources, the paper suggests that teachers, as user-developers, are the most important participants in the process of local curriculum development, though the leadership of consultants and principals also is crucial. A configuration of factors that can be grouped under the labels of commitment, time, and support is necessary for sound and productive processes of local curriculum development. A 67-item bibliography is appended. (Author)
Descriptors: Centralization, Change Strategies, Consultants, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Information Utilization, Organizational Communication, Principals, School District Autonomy, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Houston, TX, March 4-8, 1983).