ERIC Number: ED403195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Homelessness and Social Justice: A Model Curriculum.
NASSP Curriculum Report, v25 n4 Mar 1996
This report outlines a K-12 social justice curriculum combining interdisciplinary instruction, guided and broadly-based research, and teamwork with teachers and students. Students also have opportunities to develop contacts with the media and other agencies at many levels outside the school, to research and support personal viewpoints, to study relevant subject matter and to increase social awareness and personal growth. The curriculum developed when administrators and teachers implemented the latest research in learning with vision and professional expertise. There are four parts to the curriculum development, including: (1) "Design a Logical Functional Plan of Curriculum Organization"; (2) "Design an Evaluation System for a Curriculum Plan"; (3) "Write a Set of Objectives for a Curriculum Plan and a Sample Indicator of Achievement for Each Objective"; and (4) "Describe Alternative Learning Activities for Each of Three Objectives." The three objectives ask students to: (1) apply knowledge to real world problems (homelessness); (2) relate knowledge from different subject areas; and (3) begin to develop a consistent philosophy of life. (EH)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Homeless People, Interdisciplinary Approach, Justice, Moral Development, Moral Values, Personality Development, Poverty, Social Values
National Association of Secondary School Principals 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 (single copies, $2; nonmembers, $3).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.