This paper is concerned with a study of comparative curriculum practice within the tertiary sector. Within Australia, curriculum practice, innovation, planning and evaluation has occurred mainly within the primary and secondary school system. However, since the mid-1980s, educational strategies for national interest have seen the evolution of informed curriculum research and development within the tertiary sector, as universities and colleges endeavour to meet nationally determined educational goals and objectives. This study relates the research process involved when tertiary educators (and researchers) are faced with the task of reconciling local, regional and national objectives. In particular, it considers the dynamics of planning for nationally determined priorities as a basis for implementing sustainable and informed curriculum innovation and evaluation.
& Boyle, L.
Curriculum Decision Making for National Interest in the Tertiary Sector: An Evaluation of a Curriculum Project.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 15(2).