ERIC Number: ED264647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Principals' Perceptions of Their Role in Curriculum Implementation. Research Report.
Minsky, Elaine; And Others
This study, initiated by the Scarborough (Ontario) Board of Education, examines principals' perceptions of their role in curriculum implementation, the difficulties inherent in this role and the support systems available to assist principals, and the leadership component of the principals' role in curriculum implementation. Interviews, based on a questionnaire, were conducted with a sample of 24 principals--10 from junior public schools (K-6), 6 from public schools (K-8), 4 from senior public schools (7-8), and 4 from collegiate institutes (9-13). Data--summarized and presented in the form of tables showing the percentage of responses to each question--are grouped according to the three concerns listed above (perceptions of role, difficulties and support systems, and leadership component). Implications of these findings are summarized as follows: (1) principals perceive that the board is fragmented in its approach to curriculum implementation; (2) principals need more time to exchange views with staff about the direction, goals, and evaluation of curricula; (3) more funds are needed for substitute teachers to fill in so that regular staff may attend inservice activities or visit other schools; and (4) more attention should be paid to specifics of the implementation process. A bibliography is included, and the interview schedule is appended. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Scarborough Board of Education (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada