ERIC Number: ED453389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Curriculum Change.
Jones, Cheryl A.; Anderson, Mike
This document, which is intended for mangers at post-16 educational institutions in the United Kingdom, presents guidelines for managing curriculum change that were developed on the basis of case studies of the following further education (FE) colleges: Grey Skies College; Midshire College; and Happy Days College. The introduction explains how the three colleges were selected based on their size and staffing levels and describes the following data collection activities, which took more than 2 years to complete: a confidential survey of all staff (response rates, 60%-87%); interviews with a sample of full-time and part-time teaching staff at each college; and nonparticipant observations of meetings and systems in action. The next section discusses the following guidelines that emerged from the study: (1) make curriculum change a high priority; (2) provide support to achieve success; (3) plan and resource for effective curriculum change; (4) provide effective leadership to drive change; (5) create a shared approach as a vehicle for effective change; (6) recognize and use staff contributions; (7) gain the confidence of staff; (8) deal with negative perceptions of change and professional development; and (9) use accommodation to promote teamwork. Presented next are the three case studies. (Contains 39 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Attitude Change, Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, College Programs, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Environment, Educational Planning, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Participative Decision Making, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Resource Allocation, Staff Development, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teamwork
Learning and Skills Development Agency, 3 Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom. Tel: 020 7962 1066; Fax: 020 7840 5401; Web site: http://www.LSagency.org.uk. For full text: http://www.lsagency.org.uk/pubs/dbaseout/download.asp?code=I SBN1853386421.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom