ERIC Number: ED211525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Management Analysis Paper on the Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra, Australia.
Australia's Curriculum Development Centre (CDC) functions within the Federal Ministry of Education to undertake and support curriculum research and development tasks and to develop and disseminate teaching and learning materials. This is accomplished through consultation and cooperation with education authorities at all levels throughout the country. Recently the federal govenment's role in education has expanded and has enabled the CDC to exert more influence. However, it has also created federal-state tensions which hinder CDC's cooperative relations with state agencies. The CDC has supported a broad range of curriculum development by directing its resources to major issues, such as core curriculum and national projects to enhance science, mathematics, languages, the arts, and social education. Through close contacts with education officials, CDC maintains an informal as well as formal network system. It has been found that the dissemination of ideas and products has been most effective at a personal level with those who actually implement curricular change. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).