ERIC Number: ED390173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing 5-14 in Secondary Schools. Interchange No. 37.
Simpson, Mary; And Others
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 secondary school perspective alone. Data were gathered from a nationwide questionnaire of headteachers and staff at approximately 120 secondary schools and interviews with headteachers and staff at 16 secondary schools. The data show that some schools wanted central direction and others wanted institutional autonomy in implementing the 5-14 guidelines. Headteachers identified facilitating factors as those internal to the school and considered visits by primary schools as the most successful liaison activity. However, problems were encountered in the transfer of information about students. Many secondary staff underused primary-school records. Three tables are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Mathematics Instruction, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Secondary Education
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. 36 (EA 027 281) has primary school implementation as its focus.