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The evaluation and re-development of the junior school curriculum (grades 7 and 8) at Exeter High School

posted on 2023-05-26, 22:24 authored by Crowden, Philip C H(Philip Charles Henry)
This evaluation focuses on the junior curriculum (Grades 7 and 8) at Exeter High School, and seeks to identify weaknesses and inadequacies in the existing programme and in the links with the curricula in Grade 6 and Grade 9, and to devise solutions to overcome any identified shortcomings. The evaluation was undertaken in response to growing concern among staff, students and parents, who saw the non ‚ÄövÑvÆ basic Grade 8 curriculum in particular as inflexible and unresponsive to changing needs and circumstances. A Curriculum Review Committee was set up to conduct the evaluation and, with unanimous staff support, was keen to see the results of the evaluation translated into changes that would improve the junior curriculum, and therefore the over all quality of education provided at Exeter High School. In response to time constraints, and eager to see changes implemented in time for the 1988 school year, the evaluation was conducted in two parts; firstly the evaluation of the Grade 8 curriculum and secondly, the evaluation of the Grade 6 ‚ÄövÑvÆ 7 curriculum transition. Substantial changes have been made to the Grade 8 non‚ÄövÑvÆbasic subject curiculum which seek to rectify the problems identified. This 'new' curriculum became operational at the start of 1988.


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Thesis (M.Ed.Stud.)--University of Tasmania, 1989. Bibliography: leaves 86-88

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