ERIC Number: ED379804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Redefining Curriculum and Instruction.
Erickson, H. Lynn
This book examines the current trends in K-12 curriculum and instruction. It shows how the trends interrelate and provides a higher order, comprehensive model for curriculum reform. The model is based on critical, content-based concepts. Chapter 1 describes the complexity of the change process and illustrates dilemmas encountered in school-based management and curricular planning. Chapter 2 examines how societal trends shape the definition of student outcomes. Strategies for creating concepts-based curricula are outlined in the third chapter. Chapter 4 addresses the definition and value of an interdisciplinary, integrated curriculum; reviews common integrated curriculum designs; and presents a step-by-step model for getting started. Answers to questions raised by elementary and secondary teachers are included. Alternatives to normative-referenced, criterion-referenced, and performance-based measures of student performance are examined in chapter 5. It discusses the value of authentic assessment and outlines the steps for designing performance assessments. The final chapter describes strategies, based on the constructivist approach, to stimulate students' motivation. A glossary, 44 figures, and 8 tables are included. Contains 38 references. (LMI)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Models, Performance, Performance Based Assessment, Standards, Student Evaluation
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6154-5, $22.95; cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6153-7).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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