ERIC Number: ED419683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Statewide Implementation Program (SIP): Effective Models for Curriculum Implementation.
Cohen, Susan Baker; Hickman, Paul
This paper discusses whether large-scale implementation of nationally funded, standards-based science and mathematics instructional materials would hasten and strengthen the process of systemic reform for districts and the states. Early findings indicate that the selected curriculum must match district needs, ongoing district leadership and support is vital, a strong professional development plan with multiple structures is necessary to create a climate for sustaining the implementation, and teacher support for the process is vital. The emerging tentative implementation models are also discussed. It is concluded that implementation models will provide a more systemic framework to guide decisions made by school systems and funders as they plan for success. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (71st, San Diego, CA, April 20, 1998).