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ERIC Number: EJ1133536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2159-1474
Little by Little the Bird Builds Its Nest: First Steps in Cross Cultural Curriculum Training
Harte, Helene Arbouet; Jones, Melissa M.; Wray, Francis
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education, v6 n2 p119-137 2015
With the goal of raising awareness of child slavery and devastation of the natural environment in Haiti, while simultaneously supporting active teaching strategies, a team of educators collaborated to develop The Respecting Haiti curriculum. Following development of the curriculum, representatives from the team facilitated curriculum training with teachers in Haiti. The process continues to evolve as participants work to build on strengths and use individual expertise to enhance our collective knowledge and develop an effective and authentic curriculum. This paper provides a brief overview of the development of a "draft" curriculum, and the experiences and lessons learned by the team of faculty conducting training on the curriculum. Using an analysis of journals, curriculum materials, and notes, the authors identified four key themes necessary to avoid barriers to full successful curriculum implementation: negotiation, confrontation, preparation and connection. The process and experiences presented may serve as a model to inform curriculum development and training in developing countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Haiti
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