ERIC Number: ED333502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
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Alternative Curriculum for Student-at-Risk: Integrating State Minimum Skills for Math and Communications.
Betters, Elaine B.
A curriculum was developed for 18 at-risk students at the fourth grade level, integrating state minimum skills for math and communication. The goal was to teach basic skills and critical thinking skills (CTS), and to see an increase in motivation, self-esteem, and student attendance through a hands-on project of building a dollhouse and its furniture. Results indicated that the three-phase program of four weeks, five weeks, and three weeks respectively, showed an increase in all areas addressed. (Four tables of data are included. Extensive appendixes include past reading scores, pre and post test results, student' examples, self-esteem and attitude survey, CTS checklists, list of skills which may be incorporated into the program, and comments from individuals involved. Seventeen references are attached.) (PRA)
Descriptors: Attendance, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4, High Risk Students, Integrated Curriculum, Intermediate Grades, Language Skills, Mathematics Instruction, Minimum Competencies, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: M.S. Practicum, Nova University.