I think teachers should definitely be involved in curriculum evaluation. Administrators should also be involved, because they have to oversee implementation and need to understand the process. To a certain extent, parents and community members should be involved. They should give feedback, but not have any direct say in decisions.
Teachers who make an effort to stay current - read journals, try new approaches, attend professional development and conferences not required by the district. Teachers who are creative, innovative and successful.
I must agree that it is the teachers who should hold the most important hand in curriculum evaluation. Secondly, students should be assessed as to how well a curriculum focuses on their changing needs. Unfortunately, the curriculum is typically looked at and derived by persons who are far from the "front lines". This detachment leads to detachment in the classroom as well.
It seems that the more influence that a teacher has over their own...
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