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ERIC Number: ED257707
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Collaborative School-Based Curriculum Development: A Case Study.
Ariav, Tamar
Addressed to teachers, administrators, and researchers, this study discusses the philosophy behind collaborative school-based curriculum development and the results of an attempt to implement this type of curriculum development. This multi-disciplinary approach offers a way to combine the advantages of both centralized and localized decision making by bringing together the teacher's classroom expertise and the researcher's knowledge of theory and research methods. In this approach, the curriculum is planned and developed by, in, and for local schools, but the centralized agency provides resources, coordination between schools, supervision, leadership, and expertise. At different stages in the process the agency and the school have different levels of involvement, but shared responsibility exists at all times. The case study focuses on the attempt to develop a curriculum for Orthodox Jewish day schools that would encourage compassion among students. While difficulties developed, particularly in establishing trust and constructive working relationships among participants from differing backgrounds, positive results outweighed the difficulties encountered. This approach is recommended for future projects, even though the case study is not yet complete. (IS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A