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ERIC Number: EJ804644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1547-0350
Factors Impacting the Enactment of a Functional Curriculum in Self-Contained Cross-Categorical Programs
Bouck, Emily C.
Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, v43 n3 p294-310 Sep 2008
Factors relating to curriculum use in general education have been studied in considerable depth, yet little research has been conducted on what factors impact the enactment of curriculum in special education. This study specifically studied the enactment of a functional curriculum in two rural, self-contained, cross-categorical programs. The data revealed that it was the intersection and union of seven factors (policy/legislation, community, school, teachers, paraprofessionals, students, and curriculum materials) that shaped the enacted functional curriculum in both programs. The association between the factors and the enactment of the functional curriculum holds implications for policy, research, and practice. (Contains 3 figures.)
Division on Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A