Available Online: 27 September 2021
Dasas, Louie B.*
University of Santo Tomas, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This study attempted to examine curriculum implementation using an actor-oriented perspective (Penuel et al., 2014). This study involved case study of a top-performing school focused on the role of teachers and processes carried out by teachers during curriculum implementation. Data was gathered using focus-group discussion of teachers and document analysis of sample lesson plans. Findings indicate that teachers remain to be central actors during curriculum implementation. Lesson planning serves as the overt process undertaken by teachers. Covertly, teachers make contextual decisions in lesson planning based on students’ levels, needs, and interests. It was also found that school administrators still exert strong influence especially in choosing the lesson plan formats. Findings of this study shed light into the importance of teachers in curriculum implementation. More so, the processes described in this case study may provide insights for practitioners regarding overt and covert procedures to be carried out in implementing a given curriculum.
Keywords: curriculum implementation, actor-oriented perspective, case study, Philippine education, curriculum studies
Cite this article:
Dasas, L. B. (2021). Looking at curriculum implementation from an actor-oriented lens: The case of a Filipino K-12 school. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(15), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.a078