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ERIC Number: ED443159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Pages: 9
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The Implementation of School-Based Curriculum Development. School Improvement in Taiwan: Problems and Possibilities.
Chen, Hsiao-Lan Sharon; Chung, Jing
School-based curriculum development--an intended goal in current educational reform in Taiwan--has brought many challenges to pedagogical practices at elementary and secondary schools. While facing the demands of enacting the newly reformed Curriculum Guidelines for Nine-Year Compulsory Education and implementing the idea of a school-based curriculum development, the organizing of a standing committee for curriculum development has become an urgent need for many schools. It is, therefore, important to examine related issues and policy options involved in school-based curriculum development and to find proper models and suggestions for elementary and secondary schools to organize curriculum development committees. These committees go on to develop the school-based curriculum. This study examines practitioners' views of and attitudes toward a school-based curriculum development at the beginning stages of a 2-year project. It also examines the education system's professional confidence and readiness in developing school curriculum autonomously. Based on the analysis of interview data collected from 12 schools in the Taipei area, this paper reports initial findings and the problems and promises embedded in the current school-based curriculum development movement in Taiwan. (DFR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan