ERIC Number: ED432461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Connecting Mathematics and Science to Workplace Contexts: A Guide to Curriculum Materials.
Britton, Edward; Huntley, Mary Ann; Jacobs, Gloria; Weinberg, Amy Shulman
This comprehensive review of 23 exemplary curricula and programs offers an easy-to-use guide for tying curriculum to workplace experiences. These programs illustrate concrete, real-life situations to which students can relate and derive motivation. Chapter 1 briefly reviews the literature that argues for connecting the school science and mathematics curriculum to workplace contexts, including how making such connections can fulfill aspects of the national curriculum standards. Chapter 2 explains the different approaches the 23 reviewed curricula use to make workplace connections. The varied instructional treatments are sorted into six types of connections, and the types of connections used in each curricula are delineated. Chapter 3 explains how the 23 curricula were selected from among 200 candidates reviewed. An overview of the 23 curricula is provided, citing their publication dates, subject areas, funding sources, grade level, and self-described alignment with national curriculum standards. Chapters 4 and 5 provide the reviews, respectively, of 12 mathematics curricula and 11 other curricula for science or an integration of science with mathematics and/or technology education. (Contains 43 references). (ASK)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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