ERIC Number: ED372475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Successful Curriculum Reforms: Sharing the Knowledge with Policymakers and Practitioners in Ways That Influence Practice.
Anderson, Beverly L.
The products of research and the successes of curriculum reforms are often inaccessible to teachers, administrators, and policymakers. This paper was designed to help researchers communicate their knowledge of successful curriculum reform to policymakers and practitioners, in order to influence practice. It focuses on making more effective use of limited resources and presents a prototype communication strategy design based on four essential issues: (1) communications as a tool for sharing fundamental curriculum reform; (2) communications mechanisms; (3) the context of communications; and (4) communications tone, style, and format. The final section describes a prototype communications strategy, from defining objectives to preparing a publication and visual materials. One figure is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
Note: A Curriculum Reform Project Report.