The role of the Newfoundland Teachers' Association in curriculum development during the period 1965 to 1977

Coffin, William George (1979) The role of the Newfoundland Teachers' Association in curriculum development during the period 1965 to 1977. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This report attempts to describe the role of the Newfoundland Teachers' Association in curriculum development during the period 1965 to 1977. -- To accomplish this objective a number of curriculum development strategies employed by the NTA were examined. These included curriculum committees, summer short courses, regional seminars and subject area councils. -- The Taba model for curriculum development was used to provide an orderly framework for considering these curriculum development strategies. -- A questionnaire was developed measuring the degree to which the NTA's curriculum development process adhered to the seven steps in the Taba model. It was sent to 157 district school supervisors in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. -- The results of data collected from the questionnaires revealed that on the whole supervisors saw the NTA curriculum development strategies as not devoting sufficient attention to each of the seven steps in Taba's curriculum development model. -- The report concludes that provincially the NTA, during the period under investigation, has been an influential body. However, from the standpoint of the Taba model for curriculum development curriculum strategies employed by the NTA have been found inadequate. -- A major recommendation of the report is that the NTA give much thought and consideration to curriculum theory with a view to providing order to any curriculum development strategies it may employ. Naturally this recommendation must be considered within the limitations of the report.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4430
Item ID: 4430
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 51-53.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1979
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Newfoundland Teachers' Association; Curriculum planning--Newfoundland and Labrador

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