This Study analyses the process of co-operative curriculum development in which several of the State Departments of Education and agent(s) or departments of the Commonwealth Government work together to develop a curriculum project. It tries to show that such projects are by their nature complex, difficult and fraught with uncertainties. Through a detailed examination of two successful science projects, the Study attempts to explicate the key issues in cooperative curriculum development and show how these issues affected the viability of the two projects. This Study makes use of the case study method. Case study is a generic term used differently by researchers to suit their particular research purposes. Recently it has been used extensively by some curriculum evaluators but the debate about its use is quite old.
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