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ERIC Number: ED111011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 75
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Designing and Implementing a Language Skills Program: A Study of the Process.
Clement, Jacqueline Parker
The purpose of this project was to facilitate the design and implementation of a language skills program in a small northern New England elementary school (K-6) and to document the process which the school used in accomplishing this task. When the staff was given the task of constructing the language skills objectives, a small curriculum committee emerged; it consisted of four teachers, the principal, the consulting teacher, and the assistant superintendent, also the author of this report. The instructional objectives were constructed through discussion or negotiation between a committee member and one or two other teachers not on the committee. Formal committee meetings merely reviewed and accepted, for the most part, the objectives that had already been agreed to by the small groups. An administrative strategy set the task but allowed professionals the opportunity to further articulate it, permitting and encouraging staff involvement in, and control of, the design process. The study concludes that staff acceptance of a final program for instructional change is contingent upon their involvement in the design process. This viewpoint is substantiated both by this study and by the organizational literature which discusses institutions similar to the public schools. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Harvard University