Education Journal


1998.第26卷第1期(Vol. 26 No. 1).pp. 149–170



Measuring the Degree of Curriculum Implementation

張善培(Derek Sin-Pui CHEUNG)




This article reviews and critically analyzes methods of measuring the degree of curriculum implementation with reference to the fidelity perspective and the practical mutual adaptation perspective. The focus is on the characteristics and limitations of various methods, as well as the directions for further research. Review of the literature indicates that although proponents of the fidelity perspective and the practical mutual adaptation perspective use similar methods of collecting data, such as observation, interview and questionnaire survey, their assumptions and outcomes of measurement are different. Many past studies also neglected the dimensionality of the curriculum implementation construct, collection of data from multiple sources, and examination of the reliability and validity of data through rigorous statistical techniques.