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ERIC Number: EJ1057746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Revised Curriculum in the Cypriot Primary School: How to Overcome the Espoused Level of Change
Loizou, Florentia
Teacher Development, v19 n2 p226-245 2015
In this article the author discusses how the revised curriculum which has been recently introduced in public primary education in Cyprus can be implemented beyond the espoused level of change. This discussion is based on a study the author conducted on Cypriot primary school teachers' reflective practices. The study was qualitative and used semi-structured interviews with a cross-section of 18 Cypriot primary school teachers. It revealed how the teachers reflect on their teaching and the kinds of professional exchange they engage in. In this article the author builds on these findings in order to explore the relationship between the effective implementation of the new curriculum and the primary teachers' reflective practices and professional exchange. In particular, she aims to examine the extent to which Cypriot primary teachers' different kinds of professional exchange and reflective practices can promote or limit curriculum implementation. The article concludes with a discussion of implications for the effective implementation of the revised curriculum in the Cypriot primary school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus