Adaptive Challenges of Curriculum Implementation

Resource Type
Dataset : other
  • Desimone, Laura (University of Delaware)
  • Pak, Katie (University of Pennsylvania)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences
    • Award Number: R305C150007
Free Keywords
curriculum; educational change; leadership; adaptive leadership
  • Abstract

    Interview protocols for a qualitative case studies on state standards implementation at district and school levels.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019-08-28 / 2019-12-15
    Collection Date(s): Wed Aug 28 00:00:00 EDT 2019--Sun Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2019
In years 2018-2019, the research team undertook an embedded multiple case study (Yin, 2017) in four districts, one district in four of the Center’s partner states--California, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The districts within each state were purposefully chosen from a random sample of districts identified for a parallel survey study conducted by the Center (see District selection criteria for our case study included (a) one rural district, two suburban districts, and one urban district, (b) a balance of affluent and economically disadvantaged districts, (c) relatively high populations of SWDs and ELs compared to other districts in the state, and (d) active engagement in reforming their curricula to align with recently revised state standards. We traveled to these four districts and spent one week interviewing general education teachers, SWD teachers, EL teachers, principals, instructional coaches, and district leaders (e.g., curriculum directors, SWD directors, EL directors, superintendents or their designees) using semi-structured, 30-45 minute interview protocols that included questions about their experiences with using the standards to design and deliver lessons, their district’s curricular reform efforts, PD opportunities, assessment and accountability, and supports for SWDs and ELs. 
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview;

  • Is cited by
    DOI: 10.1177/2332858420932828 (Text)
  • Pak, Katie, Morgan S. Polikoff, Laura M. Desimone, and Erica Saldívar García. “The Adaptive Challenges of Curriculum Implementation: Insights for Educational Leaders Driving Standards-Based Reform.” AERA Open 6, no. 2 (April 2020): 233285842093282.
    • ID: 10.1177/2332858420932828 (DOI)

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