ERIC Number: ED305713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Curriculum Leadership: Case Studies for Program Practitioners.
Martin, David S.; And Others
The 22 case studies in this book offer a variety of real-life school controversies designed to provoke dialogue among students and practitioners. The problems presented here demonstrate the inter-relatedness of curriculum decision-making and problem-solving with other educational system functions. The case studies are grouped according to five themes: (1) curriculum decision-making; (2) curriculum implementation; (3) issues in personnel and curriculum; (4) programs for special populations; and (5) curriculum evaluation. Each case study describes a situation actually experienced by one or more curriculum leaders, such as responding to parent objections about classroom materials; taking the initiative in improving student test scores; revising the curriculum to meet special student needs; resolving the dilemma of curriculum "ownership"; and coping with the need to reduce expenditures without damaging the core of the curriculum. Each case study includes a brief description of the setting, a narrative of relevant events and actions, and a list of questions focused on key issues. The cases contain neither solutions nor suggestions for possible solutions. An appendix offers a summary of issues pertaining to each case. (MLH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership Responsibility, Problem Solving
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.