Networking in curriculum planning : the development and application of a model

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Robert Dale Simmons (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to create an analytic and programmatic model of networking for application to an existing educational setting. The model created was designed to bring social studies teachers together along with community people for the purpose of informal curriculum planning. A model was created which used the settings models of Sarason and Brubaker as guides for the basic structure of the final product. Theory and practice were joined together in the model in terms of using settings theory within the context of traditional teacher attitudes toward involvement in curriculum planning. In creating the model, the aspects of the before-the-beginning history of the setting, emergence of leadership, formation of a core group, goal setting and articulation of network concerns, and resource exchange were utilized.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Curriculum planning
Teachers and community
Community and school

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