ERIC Number: ED114452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Several Curriculum Variables in Inner City Education.
Derevensky, Jeffrey L.; Mitchell, Daphne
This paper discusses the influence of class size and school personnel on the development and implementation of the curriculum of 10 inner city schools in Montreal, Quebec. Information is based on interview data, personnel records, and responses to a questionnaire. Results indicate that while teacher-pupil ratios in inner city schools are slightly less than in non-inner city schools, actual class size is not significantly less. Principals and teachers in inner city schools are found to have less teaching experience and greater staff turnover than those in middle class schools. Results are discussed with reference to the educational implications of teacher experience, satisfaction, and stability on the implementation of the curriculum. A selectively screened and well prepared staff is suggested to be an essential component for curriculum development. An identification of pupils' needs and the establishment of educational priorities to adapt the curriculum to reflect these priorities is stressed, along with improvement in teacher education programs and inservice training for teachers and administrators in inner city schools. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Class Size, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Inner City, Lower Class Students, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Teachers, Principals, Public School Teachers, School Personnel, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Experience, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Montreal)