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ERIC Number: EJ775787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
Adapting the Primary-School Curriculum for Multigrade Classes in Developing Countries: A Five-Step Plan and an Agenda for Change
Pridmore, Pat
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v39 n5 p559-576 Oct 2007
This paper draws on the findings from an international programme of research that has demonstrated the need for teachers in many developing countries to be given more support in adapting monograded curricula to the needs of their multigrade classes. It describes four empirical models of multigrade practice and examines the models of curriculum construction and child learning that inform them. It then presents a five-step process that can be used by curriculum planners to adapt monograded curricula, taking account of the different empirical models of multigrade practice. Finally, it outlines a strategy for implementing such a process by providing further support to strengthen curriculum units and improve teacher education. (Contains 4 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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