ERIC Number: ED390172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing 5-14 in Primary Schools. Interchange No. 36.
Malcolm, Heather; Byrne, Michel
Between 1991 and 1995, the Scottish Office Education and Industry Department funded a national evaluation of the implementation of the 5-14 Development Programme based on information gathered from both primary and secondary schools. This interchange is concerned with the primary school perspective alone. Data were gathered from a questionnaire of headteachers and staff at approximately 200 primary schools, and interviews with headteachers and staff at 25 primary schools. Headteachers reported that their satisfaction with the program improved as they developed confidence and a more realistic pace of development was established. Teachers' and headteachers' degree of satisfaction was affected by implementation management and perceived benefits. Headteachers reported that they valued the liaisons with secondary schools despite the increased workload and different priorities held by primary and secondary schools. Finally, headteachers reported that support they received for program implementation varied in its usefulness. (LMI)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Education, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Mathematics Instruction, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
SCRE, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh EH8 8JR, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh. Research and Intelligence Unit.
Note: Interchange No. 35 (EA 027 280) outlines the design of the evaluation as a whole and summarizes all its findings. Interchange No. 37 (EA 027 282) has secondary school implementation as its focus.