A Home Economics Curriculum Framework was developed in 1984 in the A.C.T and implementation commenced in 1985. The purpose of this study was to examine the implementation process in order to identify areas of concern and difficulties encountered. The study is set in the context of the establishment of School Based Curriculum Development in the A.C.T Education System and the program of Curriculum Review and Renewal set up in 1983. The initiation and development of the Home Economics curriculum Framework within this context was explored. A case study was undertaken covering the period 1985-1987 involving six A.C.T High Schools which first implemented the Home Economics Framework. Fullan’s model of implementation was used as a focus for the study and both qualitative and quantitative data techniques were applied.
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