ERIC Number: ED298115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Core Program for the 90's: Changing Patterns for Instruction. Final Report.
During the next school year, South Brunswick (New Jersey) High School will offer an interdisciplinary course developed by six teachers under a grant from the Federal Government and the local Board of Education. The objectives of the two-year development project were: (1) to allow staff to explore alternatives to traditional secondary school programs and to collect data for decision making; (2) to increase sustained instructional time for studies which do not fit well into 45-minute segments; and (3) to provide every student with at least one interdisciplinary course which integrates math, science, social studies, and English around major themes drawn from the American experience. The course which evolved from these objectives, entitled "Journeys," is organized around three major concepts: Identity, Freedom, and Change. The vehicle for the study of these concepts will be American cultural pluralism, which will lead seniors through an examination of what it means to be an American as the 21st century dawns. This report on the project is organized in three parts: (1) status of the project in terms of its original objectives; (2) working papers for the interdisciplinary course; and (3) description of development process. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Brunswick Township Board of Education, Monmouth Junction, NJ.