ERIC Number: ED437318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Core Works Program: The Montclair Kimberley Academy.
Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ.
This program lists texts, music, and art works that have been selected as a core of studies that continue through the curriculum from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade at The Montclair Kimberley Academy (New Jersey). The selections are representative of important texts, music, and art that have been taught to the Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) students throughout the years. MKA faculty have made their selections from the texts, music and art available, using a construct of four criteria of significance developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The four criteria include: timelessness (judged important by thoughtful men and women over long periods of history); (2) centrality (involves major themes and motifs, uses accepted methods of inquiry, is innovative with the promise of considerable influence); and (3) originality (not novel, but represents a genuine, fundamental shift in perspective that has the potential for meaningful new vision and understanding of any "human achievement worth understanding" [Wayne Booth]). To those criteria, MKA added "accessibility" as it relates to student ages and development. The bulletin notes that an outcome of the program is the opportunity to include significant non-Western texts, music, and art in the curriculum. All students engage in a coherent core of studies in writing, mathematics, science, foreign languages, technology, and citizenship. The table of contents includes: (1) "Philosophy" (Anticipated Outcomes, Special Curriculum Considerations, Operational Considerations, and Afterthought); (2) "Core Works by Grade"; and (3) "Core Works Narratives." (BT)
Descriptors: Art Education, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, History Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Music Education, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Social Studies, Student Needs
The Montclair Kimberley Academy, 201 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042. Tel: 973-746-9800; Fax: 973-783-5777; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ.