ERIC Number: ED320872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Curriculum for a Democratic School.
Diessner, Rhett; And Others
At Orchards Elementary School (Idaho), curriculum inquiry is focusing on the nature of a democratic school. As democracy is more of a process than a specific content, the Orchards faculty have concentrated more on changes in methods of delivering curriculum than on changing specific items of curriculum. Questions of worth and value have all circulated around the concept of "shared decision making," which is the central ideal of the multifaceted restructuring efforts that have occurred during Orchards' involvement in the Mastery in Learning Project. From initial focus on faculty autonomy/decison making and student discipline, the faculty is moving towards democracy and shared decision making within their classrooms, involving students in curriculum decisions, playground arbitration, and other aspects of their school lives. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 17-20, 1990).