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ERIC Number: ED260992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 29
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Is This Curriculum Fit for Teachers?
Ben-Peretz, Miriam; Silberstein, Moshe
A sample of curriculum projects representing the first generation of new curricula in Israel was analyzed, using an instrument developed to determine the implicit or explicit message regarding the teacher's role in curriculum development and use. Curriculum development in Israel is moving from a centralized approach to greater involvement of teachers in the process. This study was undertaken to raise the sensitivity of curriculum developers and teachers to factors in the curriculum materials that may shape the nature of that interaction. The instrument uses four major categories for analysis: (1) information about developers' considerations and deliberations regarding curricular decisions; (2) expected involvement of teachers as partners in the curriculum enterprise; (3) teachers' professional credibility in the developers' eyes; and (4) teachers' assigned role in instruction. The analysis revealed an image of Israeli teachers as consumers of centrally developed curricula, who are expected to exercise limited autonomy in curriculum implementation, mainly in choice making. The main responsibility assigned to teachers in these projects is to organize instruction so as to achieve curriculum objectives. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel