ERIC Number: ED310488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Coordination and Its Effect in Secondary Schools.
Visscher, A. J.; Witziers, B.
An examination was made of the nature and extent of instructional coordination in secondary schools of the Netherlands; specifically, between teaching teams within schools, between teams in different subject areas, and between schools. Four out of 20 Dutch schools were persuaded to participate. Three members of the school management and about 30 teachers from each school were interviewed. The results suggest that one of the most important linkages used in schools was structural in nature with an emphasis on the instructional content. Textbooks played a central role in determining the content of the instruction, and teams used these textbooks as means to plan the instructional process. Findings indicate a strong belief on the part of all those interviewed that a high level of coordination will increase students' achievement; findings also show that cultural linkages are the most important factor in generating students' learning outcomes. The importance of nationally set objectives to guide the instructional process was also noted, as was the fact that interpersonal linkages were scarce in the schools examined. (12 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands