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dc.contributor.advisor Hasebe-Ludt, Erika
dc.contributor.author Weir, Eileen Margaret Chiveldave
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-18T21:00:19Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-18T21:00:19Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/967
dc.description vi, 137 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract The project, Straight from the horse's mouth: Experienced teachers comment on change effectiveness characteristics l. examines the presence or absence of factors which enable or impede the implementation of new primary curriculum. Based on Carney's (1990) research study in Kentucky. this researcher who also teaches at the rural primary school in British Columbia, investigated the presence of Carney's ten change effectiveness characteristics. Research took the form of a case study, basing its results on the interviews conducted with twelve staff members at the school. The staff members spoke of their past experiences of curricular implementation and reflected on the process and professional changes throughout their careers. Hoping to convey a deep understanding of the teachers' dilemma during implementation, the researcher has taken a creative approach and presented information, results and personal reflections in the fonns of free verse, prose, drama, questions and illustrations. This study concludes that some degree of Carney's change effectiveness characteristics were present during the implementation process, that collaboration and teamwork were powerful forces in this study situation and that vision was an important aspect to these participants. Some change effectiveness characteristics impacted on some participants more than others: some participants voiced a need for a positive risk-taking environment whereas communication and information were seldom mentioned. Directions for further investigations are suggested. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 2000 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Project (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en
dc.subject Curriculum change -- British Columbia en
dc.subject Curruculum planning -- British Columbia en
dc.subject Education, Primary -- Canada -- Curricula en
dc.title Straight from the horse's mouth en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Education en

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