ERIC Number: ED353247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Implementation of VCE: Nature of Change, Professional and Organisational Development.
Navaratnam, K. K.
This paper describes the implementation of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), a systemwide reform that calls for curriculum change at senior secondary levels in Victoria (Australia). The system is required to reorganize and develop new organizational structures with full knowledge and assessment of the status, organizational health, and climate of the school where it intends to have direct impact. VCE is a 2-year course covering secondary students in grades 11 and 12. it is examined from 3 perspectives: (1) nature of the change; (2) professional development; and (3) organizational development. Questions addressed in identifying the nature or characteristics of a selected change include: What school structures and processes are required? What resources are needed for implementation? What learning outcomes are being valued? What is the role of the teacher? What is the role of the students? What is the role of the principal and other school leaders? and What is the role of parents? The second section describes the professional development plan considering: approaches, underlying principles, role of outside consultants, extent and nature of teacher change required, teacher types, and improvements to the plan. The final section outlines the organizational changes required to implement the new curriculum. The document concludes with recommendations for a unified implementation of the VCE in Victorian senior secondary schools. (Contains 25 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Australia