ERIC Number: ED081657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Classroom Teacher as Curriculum Developer for Project Canada West.
Miller, Thomas William; Dhand, Harry
A report on a project which places emphasis on classroom teachers as initiators and major developers of new Canadian studies curricula is presented in this monograph. A review of reported curriculum research focuses on these topics: teacher education institutions and curriculum development; teacher participation in national curriculum programs; teachers and decision-making in curriculum development; barriers to curriculum development by teachers; benefits of teacher participation in curriculum development; and levels of teacher participation in curriculum projects. A profile of participants in the Project Canada West curriculum study details personal and professional characteristics of the teacher-developers. Activities of the participants, following ten stated principles of curriculum development, are described. Data from an evaluation questionnaire completed by the teachers is presented and summarized in tabular form. Studies on the Project Canada West method of curriculum development show it to be an effective way to conduct curriculum development at the local and regional levels. (SHM)
Descriptors: Citations (References), Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Principles, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Evaluation, Program Development, Projects, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Role
Ralph Sabey, Project Canada West, Box 1441, Westlock, Alberta, Canada ($1.50); and Saskatchewan Teachers Federation, Teaching Materials Center, 2317 Arlington Ave., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J2H8 ($1.50)
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Authoring Institution: Western Curriculum Project on Canada Studies, Edmonton (Alberta).; Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Saskatoon.