ERIC Number: ED450386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Position Statement on Interdisciplinary Learning, Pre-K-Grade 4.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Recent calls for educational reform focus on the need for curricula emphasizing conceptual learning that is integrated across traditional subject areas. In response to this, the major national subject-matter organizations (including the National Council of Teachers of English) met to discuss and develop guidelines for integrating the curriculum from Pre-K-Grade 4, and the result is this position statement. The position statement outlines eight principles that should guide the implementation of an integrated curriculum. It states that an interdisciplinary education which draws from the knowledge and processes of multiple disciplines should encourage students to become active learners equipped with the analytical, interpretive, and evaluative skills needed to solve real-life problems. (NKA)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Guidelines, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Position Papers, Preschool Education
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Tel: 800-369-6283 (Toll Free). Full text at http://www.ncte.org/positions/interd.html.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.