ERIC Number: ED408282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Connected Curriculum and Action Research.
Teachers in the Connecting the Curriculum (CTC) Project utilized action research to study curriculum connections. This guide provides basic information on connected curriculum and action research and explains the processes that underlie them. Chapter 1 introduces connected curriculum, including definitions, frameworks, and multidisciplinary and integrated approaches. Chapter 2 looks at the beliefs that support connected curriculum frameworks, including key beliefs, learning theory, equity, assessment, technology, and systemic reform. Chapter 3 provides examples of using standards and connected frameworks, including an explanation of the Wisconsin learner outcomes. Chapter 4 explores the basics of action research, providing examples. Chapter 5 focuses on reflections by teacher researchers on connected curriculum and action research. Chapter 6 discusses what teachers learned from the CTC Project, based on action researchers' concluding reports. Chapter 7 explores implications for professional development of teachers, lists strategies, and provides the CTC recommendations. Four appendices provide: (1) brief sketches of selected CTC action research projects; (2) Wisconsin's Educational Goals; (3) a list of resources for action research; and (4) a list of resources for connecting curriculum. Many chapters contains references. (ND)
Descriptors: Action Research, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Instructional Improvement, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Researchers
Publication Sales, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Drawer 179, Milwaukee, WI 53293-0179, telephone: 800-243-8782 (Bulletin No. 97177).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin