ERIC Number: ED188291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
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Managing School Curriculum/Program/System Change: Initial Identification of Criteria.
Gress, James R.
Five empirically based literature sources that identify variables potentially associated with successful implementation of curriculum change are synthesized and identified in a lengthy summary table. Some initial generalizations made from the literature sources are summarized. Curricula that are responsive to real local problems and do not deviate significantly from local value systems appear to be more successfully implemented than others. Teachers of relatively greater professional experience and competence probably change professional behaviors more easily than others. Consistency between change system characteristics and community expectations appears to facilitate curriculum change. Curriculum change is optimized in positive or supportive environments. And finally, curriculum implementation can be facilitated only when adequate time, materials, staff, and fiscal resources exist, when the change involved is a high priority, and when needed resources have been identified and allocated. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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