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Investigating the concerns of secondary school teachers towards curriculum reform

PhD candidate Chris Byrne along with his supervisor Dr Mark Prendergast recently had an article published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies on 'Investigating the concerns of secondary school teachers towards curriculum reform'. This study examines the concerns of Irish secondary school teachers to the introduction of three reformed curricula, namely: English, mathematics, and Design and Communication Graphics. The Stages of Concern Questionnaire was selected by the researchers to gain a quantitative measure of the levels of concerns teachers had towards curriculum reform in their subject area.

Chris's research is based on the area of curriculum change with particular interest in the psychology and decision-making process of educational change.

The full paper is available on the Journal of Curriculum Studies website.