ERIC Number: ED259466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-9
Reference Count: 0
An Effective Approach to Curriculum Change: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation.
Michaletz, James E.
This essay presents an approach to substantial and long-range curriculum change in three stages: planning, implementation, and evaluation. Planning, to which three quarters of the paper is devoted, is defined as a deliberate, collaborative, continuous process of determining and providing for the most effective manner to implement a change. The most important components of this definition, discussed in depth, include (1) deliberative and determining, (2) collaborative, (3) future-oriented, and (4) structured/flexible. A planning model that includes implementation and evaluation is then outlined and discussed in seven sequential steps: (1) identification of the change, (2) formation of a support group, (3) assessment, (4) future awareness, (5) analysis, (6) action plans, and (7) evaluation. The evaluation process is threefold, consisting of, first, an evaluation of the whole planning process, then an evaluation of the change itself, and finally a formative evaluation for assessing future plans. (TE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Long Range Planning, Models, Organizational Communication, Organizational Objectives, Participative Decision Making, Program Implementation, Summative Evaluation
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Catholic Educational Association (St. Louis, MO, April 8-11, 1985).