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ERIC Number: ED359650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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District Provision: School Improvement from a District Curriculum Perspective.
Stringer, Bill
Findings of a study that examined the development of district cooperation to provide a comprehensive curriculum in Victoria, Australia, are presented in this paper. Methodology involved observation and interviews with 34 key participants from schools in two districts. Participants expressed positive attitudes toward the district provision process but expressed underlying concerns. Conclusions are that the district provision process enables schools to cooperate on curriculum and learning issues, but that successful collaboration is hindered by too many schools involved in each district and lack of supportive leadership and time. Districts can be valuable coordinating structures when they focus on articulating curriculum programs on a P-12 basis. Finally, if district provision were the only innovation requiring implementation, optimism could be warranted. However, overfull political and educational agendas may hinder schools' maintenance of energy and will. Six tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia