ERIC Number: ED368064
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Issues of Curriculum Reform in Science, Mathematics and Higher Order Thinking across the Disciplines.
Colorado Univ., Boulder.
This literature review is the first phase of an extensive review of curriculum reform in science, mathematics and higher order thinking across the disciplines. The first of eight sections is an executive summary addressing the major themes of the document. The second section deals with several general issues of curricular reform concerning teaching and learning. The next three sections address separate aspects of school curriculum: mathematics, science, and higher order thinking across the disciplines. Each subject and section explores the historical context from which curriculum reform in this area emerges, characteristics of curriculum reform, required changes in curriculum, and current projects under way. The sixth section covers the process of curriculum reform. It is a multifaceted process that varies substantially from one time and setting to another. The next section addresses the context for reform in this country with attention given to national, state, and regional efforts at curriculum reform. The final section addresses the implications for the Curriculum Reform Project, for which this review of literature provided a foundation. A bibliography and a list of other Studies of Education Reform Program reports and a bibliography of 251 references are included (JPT)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Publications, Mathematics Curriculum, Public Schools, Science Curriculum, Thinking Skills
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Research.
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
Note: Prepared under the auspicious the Curriculum Reform Project.