ERIC Number: ED354247
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary CRDI Needs Assessment--Focused Interviews with School-Based Curriculum Management Teams (90/91).
Moore, Charlene; Earl, Lorna
The Scarborough (Ontario, Canada) Board of Education's Curriculum Review, Development, and Implementation (CRDI) model employs school improvement teams known as Curriculum Management Teams to design and coordinate school Curriculum Management Plans. Focused interviews were conducted in 1988-89 with all of the secondary schools in Scarborough to provide the CRDI committee with a picture of their CRDI initiatives. In 1991, the interview process was repeated for the 138 elementary schools using 25 pairs of interviewers. The status of various Program Development Curriculum Implementation Projects was determined. Almost one-third of the schools would have made changes in planning and implementation if they could have started the projects over. The status of other curriculum initiatives was studied, and schools were asked how involved they were in school-based curriculum management. Almost all of the schools (88%) have a team dealing with curriculum matters, and 63% have a curriculum management plan. Future directions the schools would like to take are listed. Appendixes include: (1) the focused interview preamble; (2) interview questions; (3) 40 tables of survey results; (4) a list of human resources that schools use; (5) a list of material resources that schools use; and (6) a memorandum to the principals introducing the survey. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scarborough Board of Education (Ontario). Research Centre Program Dept.