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Czech teachers' attitudes towards curriculum reform implementation

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JANÍK Tomáš JANKO Tomáš PEŠKOVÁ Karolína KNECHT Petr SPURNÁ Michaela

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Human Affairs-Postdisciplinary Humanities Social Sciences Quarterly
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords curriculum; curriculum reform; implementation; teacher attitudes
Description The study focuses on the implementation of curriculum reform in grammar schools in the Czech Republic. The purpose of this study was to explore the attitudes of grammar school teachers towards the reform and its implementation. The perceived benefits of and problems with the curriculum reform were measured using closed-ended items (on a Likert scale). The research sample of this questionnaire survey consisted of 1,098 teachers from 58 schools. The results indicate that the reform has been more readily accepted in pilot schools than in non-pilot schools. In general, it can be concluded that although there was support for the main ideas behind the reform, the majority of teachers have not accepted the reform as a whole. The multiple regression analysis revealed that gender, position, length of teaching experience, and knowledge of specific characteristics of curriculum reform did not significantly contribute to teachers’ acceptance of the curriculum reform.
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