ERIC Number: ED368898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Realities of Curriculum Management.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
A Further Education Unit project mapped the current situation in relation to curriculum management in British further education (FE) colleges, especially in the context of incorporation. Most colleges were able to provide useful working definitions of the term "curriculum" that moved beyond the narrow notion of syllabus or teaching content. Colleges identified two key issues as currently driving or leading the development of curriculum policy: college mission and funding. All colleges tended to identify responsibility for curriculum management at three main levels--strategic or senior manager level, middle or functional manager level, and operational or delivery level. A number of colleges had well-developed course monitoring, review, and evaluation systems. Most colleges suggested that resourcing curriculum management was achieved mainly through the designation of specific posts. All had undergone at least one major reorganization in the last 5 years; five colleges had undergone at least two. Key issues were terminology, academic board, training and development, goal setting and targets, devolving curriculum management, and incorporation. The following concerns were to be addressed by colleges: a holistic view, curriculum processes, organizational structure, staff responsibilities, involving and motivating staff, and human resource management. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain