ERIC Number: ED342091
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
School Improvement through Collaborative, School-Based Curriculum Evaluation.
Ackland, John W.
This paper describes an ongoing collaborative school evaluation program that involves a partnership of different stakeholders in southwestern England. Participants include student teachers, serving teachers, local authority representatives, and university teachers/researchers. The discussion demonstrates the ways in which school evaluation, based on a collaborative action research model, can be used as a strategy for policy articulation and change. The purpose of the program was to evaluate the implementation of the Devon Curriculum Development Project (DCDP) policy in schools; an outcome of the evaluations was the generation of a climate for change. Features of the collaborative action research process that facilitated the outcomes included teacher ownership of evaluations, a partnership with objective outsiders, and a focus on pupil perceptions. (22 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (5th, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, January 1992).