ERIC Number: ED132132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teachers With Children: Curriculum in Open Classrooms.
Dropkin, Ruth, Ed.
This collection of personal essays relates elementary classroom experiences representative of curriculum themes in open education. Essays are concerned with such topics as: (1) the question of what is the curriculum of the open classroom; (2) development of a curriculum on a medieval theme in a fourth-fifth grade class; (3) study of prehistoric life triggered by a trip to the natural history museum; (4) an approach to reading based on the children's experiences; (5) lessons in Chinese culture led by a Chinese student teacher; (6) a pollution study unit developed by the students in a third-fourth grade class; (7) a calm approach to sex education; (8) excerpts from a study unit on Africa; (9) a study unit on Puerto Rico; (10) reading activities developed from student direction; (11) activities inspired by flight guided by a teacher who is a pilot; and (12) an excerpt from PHENOMENOLOGICAL DESCRIPTIVE INQUIRY AS A METHOD OF DOCUMENTING OPEN CORRIDOR. A list is provided of Workshop Center for Open Education publications. (MM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Resources, Elementary School Curriculum, Experimental Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Open Education, School Activities, Student Centered Curriculum
The Workshop Center for Open Education, 6 Shepard Hall, City College, 140th Street and Convent Avenue, New York, New York 10030 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll. Workshop Center for Open Education.