ERIC Number: ED328459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Atlantic Science Curriculum Project: In Search of a Path to Educational Reform. Research Report Nunber 1.
McFadden, Charles P.
This report is based on research comprising: (1) an examination of the paper trace of Atlantic Science Curriculum Project's (ASCP) history, including correspondence, records of meetings and conversations, contracts and curriculum documents, designs and materials; (2) a review of research and theoretical literature on the relationships between teaching, research, educational decision making, professional development and curriculum materials development; and (3) consideration of written and oral feedback to an initial draft of this paper from representatives of those constituencies with whom the ASCP has interacted. The first section, "A Revolutionary Reform of the System of Education," presents a model of educational change. The second section, "The interests of the Participants in Curriculum Reform," considers the relevant interests of students, teachers, authors, researchers, subject matter specialists, policy makers, parents and publishers in relation to curriculum change. Section 3, "Relationships Between Authors, Publishers and Policy Makers," examines relationships between the various participants in the process of curriculum development. Section 4, "A Strategy for Curriculum Development in the Context of an Educational Reform," suggests specific details of a strategy for a curriculum development project that aims to contribute to fundamental curriculum reform. (KR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Change, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Material Development, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Textbook Publication
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: New Brunswick Univ., Fredericton. Atlantic Science Curriculum Project.