ERIC Number: ED137941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Curriculum Organizational Structure on Curriculum Innovation.
Kelly, Dennis G.
The purpose of this project was to study the relationship of certain organizational variables (standardization, formalization, and centralization) to curriculum innovation. It was hypothesized that increasing the formalization of curriculum guidelines and the standardization of curriculum procedures would lead to a decrease in role ambiguity and thus to higher levels of curriculum innovation. The study focused on 30 high schools in the metropolitan Detroit area. Approximately 600 teachers and 30 principals were surveyed. The results indicate that formalization and standardization are significantly related to higher levels of curriculum innovation. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, N.Y., April 4-8, 1977)