ERIC Number: ED413632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing an Instructional Information Management System (IIMS) in a Catholic Secondary School.
Carter, D. S. G.; Kelly, P.; Connors, M.
Planned educational change tends to be imposed from the top down and increases the requirements for local reporting. This paper reports on the effects of a curriculum-planning workshop on teachers' instructional practices. Eight teachers at a Catholic college in rural Western Australia participated in a curriculum-planning workshop to learn how to use the integrated Instructional Information Management System (IIMS). They completed a questionnaire, as did a group of six teachers and two administrators who had not participated in the workshop. The participating group reported greater use of computers than did their nonparticipating counterparts. The workshop attenders continued to use the language of computing and curriculum planning. The paper concludes that focused professional development in the areas of curriculum and assessment is a vital implementation-training component of effective IIMS use. If instructional systems are not well understood, then fundamental change is unlikely to occur. One table is included. Appendices contain essential features of an IIMS and sample questionnaire items. (Contains seven references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia