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ERIC Number: ED369158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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The P-12 Experience of Students: In What Ways Can It Be a Quality Experience?
Stringer, Bill
As students grow and develop, schools should be able to respond and provide an appropriate education for them. Six continua are involved in the educational development of a student: organization of knowledge, source of curriculum ideas, purpose of curriculum, learning processes, role of the teacher, and role of the student. These continua can provide a framework for schools to assess how they assist in student development from elementary to secondary education. That most young people grow and develop with minor difficulties does not mean that the common continuum of learning is the best. Continuity and coherence in curriculum are important elements in assessing the educational continuum. Continuity curriculum criteria include relating students' previous learning and development, showing progression in age and development, making curriculum coherent, and structuring curriculum around the student and course. Transitional programs can help students deal with the change from elementary to secondary education. These programs can provide information and support to parents and students, cooperation between teachers, and curriculum linking. District partnerships between elementary and secondary schools can improve transitions for students. National curriculum can also aid in establishing continuity in education. (Contains 22 references.) (JPT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia