Educational planning: towards a qualitative perspective

Adams, Raymond S.; Postlethwaite, T. Neville; Harlen, Wynne; Levin, Henry m.; Weiler, Hans N.; Hallak, Jacques
English, French
112 p.

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About the publication

This book sets out to consider the implications for planning of attempts to induce qualitative educational planning, are considered. R.S.Adams provides a brief account of six innovations currently being undertaken in six different countries (Papua-New-Guinea, Indonesia, Korea, an African consortium, Israel and England), and draws attention to some implicit problems. T.N.Postlethwaite turns his attention to what might be done within an educational system to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of curriculum development. In W.Harlen's view, qualitative "improvment" must be seen in terms of pupil performance. It is in the classroom that the "causal" mechanisms used to be traced, measured and monitored, therefore making it possible to evoluate a qualitative reform. According to the author, one cannot be consent to study teaching to find out how to bring about better pupil achievements. Factors inside and outside the classroom and the school must be considered together. H.M.Levin examines whether the educational system can be expected to be an appropriate vehicule for social reform.