Working with Teachers Introducing a New Senior Secondary Syllabus

Year: 1986

Author: Deer, Christine E., Thompson, Harry

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

This paper documents the procedures used and the outcomes of an action research project designed to assist teachers in their implementation of a new senior secondary syllabus in NSW schools. The syllabus, Society & Culture, is a 2 unit course being examined for the first time in the 1986 Higher School Certificate examination.

In 1985, teachers from four metropolitan schools were involved, but with extra funding available in 1986 the number has increased to nine, including two non-metropolitan schools.

This research has assisted the teachers and their students to share their joys and their worries and develop their skills as the new syllabus is implemented.