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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Implementation of curriculum audit recommendations in Texas school districts from 2005-2011
by Roe, Charles E., Ed.D., Dallas Baptist University, 2014, 148; 3620545
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to better understand districts' responses to curriculum audit findings and to determine the role the audit plays in school reform. Questions to guide this understanding include (1) How do school districts implement recommendations from Curriculum Management Audits?; (2) What processes do districts use to facilitate change based on audit recommendations?; (3) What timelines are established to implement these changes?; (4) What personnel is involved in the implementation?; and (5) Why, if any, were some recommendations not implemented? This study then followed a phenomenological research design. Four districts that consented to participation were contacted and interviews were conducted. The data generated by the interviews was analyzed using QSR NVivo 10. Prejudgments about the data were bracketed and the data was coded looking for emerging themes or nodes in each of the transcripts. These nodes were then classified based on their similarity into the four common themes that emerged as being important during the implementation process. These themes are: Changes in curriculum take (1) time and effort, (2) communication and collaboration, (3) a structured plan for implementation, and (4) consistency of leadership.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McLaughlin, Nancy
Commitee: Kavli, Suzanne, Simpson-Hull, Susan
School: Dallas Baptist University
Department: Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 75/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational leadership, Curriculum development
Keywords: Curriculum audit, Strategic planning
Publication Number: 3620545
ISBN: 978-1-303-91031-9
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