ERIC Number: ED462619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Curriculum Change in Schools.
Jones, Cheryl; Potter, Mary; Ebrahim, Nazir
This document is intended to assist teachers and managers in England's schools sector in their efforts to introduce an effective and flexible curriculum at Key stage 4 (ages 14-16) that extends to work-related learning. The first two-thirds of the document discusses the following steps in managing curriculum change: (1) make curriculum change a high priority; (2) provide support to achieve success; (3) plan and provide resources for effective curriculum change; (4) ensure that all pupils participate in work-related learning as part of their entitlement; (5) work to strengths and field the best team to participate in new curriculum initiatives; (6) make use of external partners to achieve successful curriculum change; (7) provide effective leadership to drive change; (8) create a shared approach as a vehicle for effective change; (9) recognize and use staff contributions; (10) disseminate good practice; (11) gain the confidence of staff; (12) deal with negative perceptions of change and professional development; and (13) recognize and deal effectively with staff wants and needs. The remainder of the document presents three case studies showing how three very different high schools coped successfully with curriculum change and achieved significant improvements from the standpoints of quality and range of courses provided and levels of student achievement. (Contains 40 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Administrator Guides, Articulation (Education), Attitude Change, Case Studies, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Colleges, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Leadership, National Standards, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Staff Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Guides, Teamwork, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London SE11 5EH, United Kingdom. Tel: 020 7962 1066; Fax: 020 7840 5401. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/pdf/ISBN185338710X.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Department for Education and Skills, London (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)