ERIC Number: ED295760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
James Madison Elementary School: A Curriculum for American Students.
Bennett, William J.
Reported in this document are the Secretary of Education's personal recommendations for a sound elementary school core curriculum, presented by means of a report on a fictional "James Madison Elementary School." The report opens with discussion of the importance of commitment to course content and instruction in basic skills in elementary schools, the necessity of integrating content in elementary curriculum, and obstacles that may face implementation of the core curriculum. A chart outlining the program's educational goals precedes a more detailed description of the proposed program, which is for grades kindergarten through 8. Discussion focuses on the current status and suggested goals by grade for English, social studies (history, geography, and civics), mathematics, science, foreign language, fine arts, and physical education/health. Suggested reading lists (with emphasis on classics of children's literature) for grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-8 are provided in the English section. Included after the discussion of each subject area are profiles of curricular excellence from actual programs around the United States. (SKC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.