ERIC Number: ED419282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Integrated and Applied Curricula in Wisconsin Secondary Schools.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.; Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.
Curriculum integration and application are important components of educational reform strategies in the 1990s. A sampling of applied and integrated curricula implemented in Wisconsin during the past few years is presented. The study's purpose is to encourage educators to consider new ideas and to foster activities that will help Wisconsin students better relate to their world. It should also enhance communication with those who have developed integrated and applied curricula. "Integrated curricula" refers to efforts to connect academic and vocational/technical competencies. Descriptions of these curricula are divided into the 16 Tech Prep/School-to-Work consortia and are grouped according to high schools within technical college boundaries. The text is further divided by the following three curricular areas: (1) Integrated Curricula; (2) Applied Curricula; and (3) Youth Apprenticeship Curricula. Within each consortium are further divisions grouped by disciplines, such as agriculture, art, and business. A discipline, cross-reference list of integrated curricula is also provided so that teachers can easily find curricula that are integrated with a teacher's specific discipline. The last section lists contact persons at each high school, as well as schools with block scheduling. (RJM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum, Curriculum Research, Educational Change, High Schools, Integrated Curriculum, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Office of School to Work, Dept. of Public Instruction, 125 S. Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841; telephone: 1-800-441-4563.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.; Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin