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ERIC Number: EJ940689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Problem Solution Project: Transforming Curriculum and Empowering Urban Students and Teachers
Jarrett, Olga S.; Stenhouse, Vera
Urban Education, v46 n6 p1461-1495 Nov 2011
This article presents findings of 6 years of implementing a Problem Solution Project, an assignment influenced by service learning, problem-based learning, critical theory, and critical pedagogy whereby teachers help children tackle real problems. Projects of 135 teachers in an urban certification/master's program were summarized by cohort year and grade-level taught. A subset of 22 projects was analyzed qualitatively to determine the decision-making process, degree of implementation, evidence of teacher and student empowerment, and extent of curriculum integration. Results confirm the Problem Solution Project as a powerful way to meet curriculum standards while empowering teachers and children. (Contains 8 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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