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ERIC Number: ED073544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 10
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Curriculum Legislation and Decision-Making for the Instructional Level.
Hill, Henry W.
This speech reports a study designed to gain an understanding of what selected individuals involved in education in California know about legislation designed to influence curriculum decisions that teachers make. A 22-item questionnaire was administered to 320 teachers, 14 superintendents, 30 board members in 21 school districts, and all members of the California legislature. The responses indicated that none of the four groups of decision makers possessed adequate knowledge of curriculum legislation. The ranking according to knowledge of legislation was (1) superintendents, (2) legislators, (3) board members, and (4) teachers. The author notes that the problem with the California legislature is that it makes too many instructional level decisions which should be made by teachers. Instead, the author contends, the legislature should concern itself with a few societal-level, value decisions which it can effectively enforce. (JF)
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (58th, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 26-March 1, 1973)