ERIC Number: ED318552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
Dissemination of the Project's Findings. National Seminar (3rd, Msida, Malta, May 9-13, 1988). The CDCC's Project No. 8: "Innovation in Primary Education."
A national seminar was held in Msida, Malta, for the purpose of disseminating results of the Council of Europe's Council for Cultural Cooperation's project on Innovation in Primary Education (IPE). Another aim was to discuss in depth the recommendations in the final report on the IPE project in the context of the Maltese system of education. A total of 67 heads of private and state primary schools in Malta attended. Participants were asked to briefly describe a curriculum innovation they had introduced into their schools and to rate the importance and difficulty of 12 issues related to innovation in school systems. Lectures at the seminar concerned: (1) sources of change and the need for innovation in the primary school; (2) resistance to change and variables related to the introduction of innovations to schools; (3) the traditional role of the head teacher and demands for innovation; (4) the contemporary role of the head teacher as an innovation agent; (5) curriculum development in the primary school; (6) assessment, appraisal, and record keeping; (7) parent participation; and (8) new technologies. Working groups discussed matters raised by lecturers during plenary sessions. The report provides summaries of opening speeches and lectures, and reports, conclusions, and recommendations of the working groups. (RH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Leadership, Parent Participation, Program Implementation, Recordkeeping, Seminars, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers - Location: Malta