ERIC Number: ED124413
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Introducing Teachers to a New Curriculum. An Evaluation of the Summer 1975 ECCP Implementation Program.
Westbury, Ian; Gaede, Owen
This paper is a summary of a much longer evaluation report. It contains a discussion of a number of issues in curriculum development and implementation. Eight NSF-supported summer implementation projects focusing on the two programs, Engineering Concepts Curriculum Project, the Man-Made World (TMMW) and Technology People-Environment (TPE) were evaluated and the findings of this external evaluation are presented. The evaluation plan is described. A curricular policy system is presented in flow-chart form. The study had two major purposes; 1) to address the policy problems of the cost-effectiveness of investment by the National Science Foundation in the development and dissemination of the curricular products of a development group, Engineering Concept Curriculum Project (ECCP); and 2) to explore in a preliminary way the general problem of the means, if any, by which potentially fundamental curriculum changes take place in a national school system. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Secondary Education.