ERIC Number: ED317032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Curriculum Design Development in Effective School Districts, A Case Study from Southern California.
Valadez, Concepcion M.; Gregoire, Clementina P.
This paper reports on a study of the curricular development in the ABC Unified School District in Southern California, over a span of 10-15 years, in response to an increase in limited-English-speaking students and legislative mandates. The case study was conducted through document review, observations, and interviews. The study focuses on key points at which decisions were made concerning instructional goals, staff development, teaching materials, and evaluation methods, emphasizing the change process. The study documents the conversion of the school district from one with low achievement scores among the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking students and low staff morale to one that has gained a national reputation as exemplary in its application of principles of curriculum design. The report concludes with a proposed prototype curriculum model for bilingual education. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Portuguese Americans, Program Evaluation, School Districts, School Effectiveness, Spanish Speaking, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Language Education and Research.