ERIC Number: ED178447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
School-Based Curriculum Development.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
The report presents a rationale for School Based Curriculum Development (SBCD). SBCD is defined as any school initiated process which brings about a redistribution of power, responsibility, and control between central and local educational authorities. The result would be that the schools would acquire legal and administrative autonomy and professional authority enabling them to manage their own development. The document is comprised of four parts. Part I argues for basing educational innovation in the schools and draws on a number of sources ranging from theoretical models to classroom experiences. In Part II, case studies from various countries illustrate the complexity of the issue of school-based educational innovation. Countries examined are Italy, England, Wales, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Part III explores funding and administration and provides a cross-analysis of case studies described in Part II. Part IV identifies common factors and determines prerequisites that will ensure that a policy of school-based educational innovation is successfully implemented. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Books, Comparative Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Power Structure, School District Autonomy, School Role, State School District Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Austria; France; Germany; Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)