Virgilio, Stephen J.; Virgilio, Irene R.
June 1984
Education;Summer84, Vol. 104 Issue 4, p346
Academic Journal
Most of the attention in the curriculum literature has been placed on curriculum development with little attention given to the implementation process. The principal plays a major role coordinating curriculum change in the public schools. Communication between administrators, supervisors, teachers and principals is critical at the implementation stage. Techniques such as pre-service meetings, workshops, and bulletins help facilitate communication needs. The principal should have open communication lines with all school personnel. He should promote a strong staff development program to allow teachers the opportunity to successfully incorporate the curriculum change. The principal must also transmit the interest and enthusiasm about the new curriculum by encouraging and helping faculty members on a daily basis. The school administrator is responsible for the success of the implementation process: without his direction the new curriculum is often neglected.


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