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Case Studies in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum

Case Studies in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum

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Curriculum Development

December 2009 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Case Studies in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum provides 21 real-world cases that provide the opportunity for educators to explore the different perspectives that different stakeholders take on the concept of curriculum. The cases examine how curriculum comes to life as a complex process including the whole continuum—ranging from design to implementation and evaluation—and how this process can be analyzed and changed.
Case Study Matrix
1. Bringing Diversity Into a Less Diverse Environment
2. Bringing Calculus to Life: Hands-on Learning in a New Sequence of Courses
3. Meeting the Individual Needs of Each Student at an Alternative High School
4. Using Assessment and Student Interest Data to Inform Differentiated Instruction in an Inclusive Classroom
5. Motivating Students to Learn in a Peer-Supported School Environment
6. Authentic Audience and Affective Learning in a Gifted and Talented Middle School Program
7. "Discovery Math": From Professional Development to Classroom Practice
8. Student Understandings as a Basis for Motivation and Participation in a Severe Emotional Disturbance/Severe Behavioral Handicap High School Classroom
9. Meeting Student Learning Requirements by Means of an Improved Writing-Across-Curriculum Program
10. Student Portfolios and Authentic Assessment in a Diverse Multiage Preschool Classroom
11. Skill Building in Elementary Math: Between Remediation and Academic Promotion
12. Prevention Programs as Means to Teach Social Skills in Elementary School
13. Educating the Community About a Needed Levy Increase: The Teacher as a Political Activist
14. The Mandated Curriculum Meeting the Needs of Teachers and Their Favored Practices
15. Balancing Data-driven Decision Making and Shifting Paradigms in a New Elementary Math Curriculum
16. Professional Development That Works, Please!
17. Using Curriculum Relevance to Motivate Students
18. The Integration of Autistic Classes Into the Physical Education Curriculum
19. Developing a Literacy Program for Children With Learning Disabilities
20. My Students Can't Write, and I'm Forced to Use a Curriculum That Doesn't Help Them Learn How
21. Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners and the Mandates of Accountability Without Compromising
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Not appropriate for undergrads

Dr Joanne Newcombe
Education Dept, Nichols College
October 17, 2011

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Education Dept, Baker University
March 10, 2011

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