A comparative study of influences and constraints on decision-making in the primary school curriculum: Some implications for the teacher as an agent of change in Third World countries

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Jul.-Sep. 1980

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This study seeks to ascertain the following: 1) what influences primary school teachers in Third World countries perceive as operating on curriculum decision making at both school and classroom levels, and to compare these with similar findings from developed countries; and 2) the major factors that inhibit the achievement of aims of teaching in primary schools in Third World countries as compared with developed countries. Data are drawn from three independent studies--one on the primary schools of Montserrat and Jamaica by Fenton; one on British primary schools by Taylor et al.; and one on an American elementary school system drawn from Taylor


doi: 10.1080/0022027800120305

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