M.A. in Special Education
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
Kuder, S. Jay
Teachers--New Jersey--Attitudes; Curriculum planning--New Jersey
Special Education and Teaching
This study examined the knowledge of teachers regarding NJ's Core Curriculum Content Standards and their attitudes towards those standards. A survey was distributed and collected from 35 participants. Items on the survey were factored into three categories. These categories described how well-informed educators were regarding NJ's CCCS, their feelings towards the standards and how well-prepared they as educators felt they were. Results reveal that educators have "some" knowledge regarding NJ's CCCS, however, that knowledge-base must be broadened. Results also showed that the majority of educators have either a "positive" attitude or an "indifferent" attitude towards implementing NJ's CCCS and that showed that only half of the participants had a copy of NJ's CCCS. Practical applications of research implications are discussed and suggestions for future research are provided.
Crossley, Amy H., "Educators' knowledge and attitude regarding NJ's Core Curriculum Content Standards" (1998). Theses and Dissertations. 2313.