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ERIC Number: EJ897395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Student Teachers Tell Their Stories of Curriculum Development
Kuster, Deborah; O'Neal, Kathryn; Gooch, Amber
Art Education, v63 n4 p6-11 Jul 2010
Research shows that generally novice teachers, including art educators, plan simplistic instructional experiences that lack interconnectedness and rely on published curricular materials. Very often novice teachers include only the lowest cognitive skills in their lessons, with only a small percent of lesson objectives designed to develop higher order thinking skills. These findings give weight to the need for an examination of exemplary curricular units developed by novice teachers as a means to understand ways to better prepare and equip them to achieve with more authentic, challenging lesson planning and implementation. In this article, the author invited co-authors Katy O'Neal and Amber Gooch to write this article with her because they are novice teachers who "got it" during their internship in the spring semester of 2007. This article includes Katy's and Amber's narration of their personal pilgrimages into becoming teachers and the author's commentary as a supervisor in their process of developing and teaching their art curriculum units.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A