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ERIC Number: ED269877
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Local Models of the Curriculum Planning Process for Secondary English: A Descriptive Study.
Weaver, Patricia A.
This study examined curriculum procedures and the roles, decision-making processes, and perceptions of central administrators, building administrators, and teachers in five school districts. Qualitative data collection included taped interviews using a focused indepth interview schedule, field notes, observation, and document collection. The study of the curriculum processes in each district resulted in the development of a five-step curriculum model: preplanning, planning, writing, implementation, and revision. Naturalistic models developed in each district as the curriculum was affected by various influences. The findings suggest that a school district's environment has definite effects on the curriculum process and that an influential person is needed to monitor all stages of the procedure. The findings also indicate that, despite a strong move toward centralization of the curriculum as a result of state mandates, teachers will derive a sense of satisfaction and "ownership" of curriculum documents only to the extent that they participate in curriculum planning and writing. A bibliography that includes books, articles, reports, and conference papers is appended. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (70th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).