ERIC Number: ED355011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Interweaving the Threads of Learning: Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Teaching.
Martinello, Marian L.; Cook, Gillian E.
NASSP Curriculum Report, v21 n3 Feb 1992
This report discusses some of the characteristics and benefits of an interdisciplinary curriculum, as well as practical considerations involving the introduction of such a curriculum in elementary and secondary schools. To successfully introduce an interdisciplinary curriculum, teachers and administrators need to: (1) integrate the curriculum; (2) incorporate subject areas; (3) select topics and themes; (4) adapt teaching practices; (5) schedule theme studies; (6) assess student learning; (7) involve parents and the community; and (8) deal with the inevitable conflicts and difficulties that arise. Seven examples of interdisciplinary curricula in schools and school districts across the country are profiled. Each example includes a brief description of the development of the curriculum, and the name, address, and telephone number of a contact person for the school or school district. (MDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Thematic Approach, Unified Studies Curriculum
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 ($2).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.