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Impact of Curricular Change

Discussion 5: Impact of Curricular Change

As school districts across the nation address societal demands and legislative mandates to prepare a workforce for the 2lst century, school leaders find themselves working to change curriculum within their schools.  To achieve this challenging, sometimes controversial task of curriculum alignment and revision, school leaders must work with diverse constituencies to achieve the best balance of needs, desires, appropriate assessment, and instruction.  Therefore, effective curriculum revision requires a thorough understanding of the processes and principles of the changing paradigms affecting curriculum development.

Impact of Curricular Change

Curriculum development is viewed as occurring on various levels, beginning with the classroom and moving through a spectrum to include national and international sectors.  Each level in ascending order exercises authority over preceding levels. Sectors are distinguished from levels because sectors have no or limited power over the five levels. Forces outside of schools also influence curriculum decision-making.


Identify & describe a curriculum revision/change/implementation (implemented Iready Reading and Math as a learning supplement for the entire K-8 grade in the district)

that has taken place in your organization/school/district in the last 5 years. Based on your readings regarding the curriculum change/implementation process, address the following questions in your discussion.

1.  Briefly describe the curriculum change/implementation that occurred.

Was the change/implementation successful? If so, What determined the “success” of the curriculum revision processes? If not, what impeded the success of the change. 

2.  What were the specific factors that had a significant impact on whether or not the curricular revision successful?

3. What perceptions did teachers have on the process of curriculum revision?

4. How did teacher attitudes and/or backgrounds impact the success or failure of curriculum revision procedures?

5. How did the revision procedures influence its success or failure?

6. What effect, if any, did pre-service training have on the revision process?

7. How do/did you feel about the effectiveness of the process?

8.   What would you have done differently (if anything) to influence the outcome?

Cite your sources in APA style

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