AN INFORMATION SERVICE FOR THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM: A Study of Teacher Preferences in Sharing Curriculum Information,
Selecting and Implementing Curriculum Materials

Year: 1992

Author: Watt, Michael G.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The purpose of the project is to compare past and present activities in curriculum collaboration, sharing of curriculum information, and practices relating to selecting and using curriculum materials in Australia with equivalent practices in the United States of America and the United Kingdom. The study includes a proposal for conducting survey research in two samples of Australian schools: a pilot study of 47 Tasmanian schools; and a main study of 200 Australian schools. In addition, 65 state education agencies in the United States of America are being surveyed, and data from a use study being conducted by the National Educational Resources Information Service in the United Kingdom will be reported. The study will conclude by presenting an optimal model for an information system to serve the needs of Australian schools.