ERIC Number: ED144177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Curriculum Overload--Its Effect on Teaching the Basic Skills. Technical Report.
Davis, B. Glen; Trimble, C. Scott
This report presents the results of a 1977 statewide survey designed to determine whether Kentucky's public school teachers feel they are adequately prepared to teach the basic skills and whether they feel adequate time is available to teach the basic skills. Data were gathered through questionnaires distributed to a random stratified sample of 200 teachers in grades 1-4, 200 teachers in grades 5-8, and 200 teachers in grades 9-12. Overall response rate was 66 percent, ranging from 79 percent for grade 5-8 teachers to 26 percent for grade 9-12 teachers. The report presents and analyzes the responses for each of the 22 questionnaire items in turn and then offers conclusions on their implications. Major findings of the study were that elementary teachers acknowledged a higher level of responsibility for basic skills instruction than did high school teachers. Although high school teachers felt they did not have sufficient time to spend on the basic skills, there was no evidence that this was a result of overloading the curriculum with courses such as consumer education and career education. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky