ERIC Number: ED419837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-27
A Review of the Literature on the Cognitive Effects of Integrated Curriculum.
Carter, Candice C.; Mason, DeWayne A.
This paper reviews empirical research on the effects of integrated curriculum. It begins by describing the rationale for integrated curriculum and categorizing the approaches found in the literature into four types: (1) intradisciplinary; (2) interdisciplinary; (3) infused; and (4) correlated. Then, focusing on kindergarten-grade 12 integrated curriculum research conducted between 1986 and 1996, the results of 13 studies are presented. Finally, the research methods used in these studies are examined, and recommendations are made for future research on integrated curriculum. Although researchers often assert that integrated curriculum creates positive effects, it is concluded that recent research comparing integrated and traditional curriculum shows no differences. (Contains 1 table and 70 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 1997).