ERIC Number: ED361907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Redwood Middle School Responds to the Interdisciplinary Challenge. Practitioner's Monograph #14.
Miller, Harrell G.; Aboudara-Robertson, Laurie
This paper describes a middle-level reform effort implemented at Redwood Middle School in Napa, California. The school has been identified as an exemplary middle school that effectively combines affective and cognitive experiences for its students. In this monograph, the principal describes how the school's teachers developed a culture that supports their interdisciplinary work. The restructuring plan had three major components--interdisciplinary units of study, teacher/team empowerment, and student/school connectedness. The process through which the academic teams and departments were linked is described in detail. The process has been in use for 18 months and has developed 12 interdisciplinary study units. Outcomes of the interdisciplinary curriculum include reduced teacher isolation, increased teacher and student enjoyment of course work, and increased productivity. An interdisciplinary unit timeline and information on California League of Middle School publications are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, High School Students, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, School Restructuring, Secondary School Teachers
California League of Middle Schools, 18012 Cowan, Irvine, CA 92714 ($5).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California League of Middle Schools, Irvine.