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The quintessential resource on the important topic of curriculum integration! Going well beyond other books on this subject, James Beane details the history of curriculum integration and analyzes current critiques to provide a complete theory of curriculum integration. He defines curriculum integration as a comprehensive approach rather than simply “rearranging subjects.” Using many classroom examples, he explains the relationship between curriculum integration and the disciplines of knowledge. The approach set forth in this groundbreaking volume translates into a democratic vision of general education that transcends the current standards movement. “Offers clear and understandable examples of what curriculum integration means, how it can work, and how it fits a model of democratic education.” —Choice “In this time of conservative attacks on progressive education, it is crucial that we defend and extend democratic policies and practices. James Beane has been one of the most important figures in articulating democratic possibilities in schools. Curriculum Integration shows why he so deserves our respect. It provides a clear and insightful picture of the arguments and realities of democratic curriculum development and teaching.” —Michael W. Apple, University of Wisconsin–Madison “Jim Beane urges us to completely rethink how we pursue intellectual inquiry, as well as who makes the decisions in the classroom and what our ultimate goals are. Taken seriously, as it ought to be, [his] approach could revolutionize American education.” —Alfie Kohn, author of Punished by Rewards and Beyond Discipline “Beane writes directly with a passion that reflects long-in-the-making and deeply rooted convictions about education, youth, and democracy.... This book is a critically important resource . . . and it will remain so for years to come.” —John H. Lounsbury, National Middle School Association
Following the pioneering work of James Beane and Heidi Jacobs, there is now a growing interest in the area of integrative teaching. Contributors to this edited volume include K-12 principals and teachers as well as university professors recently involved in the implementation of integrative teaching.
"This book addresses the major challenges associated with adopting digital games into a standard curriculum, providing fresh perspectives from current practitioners in the education field"--Provided by publisher.
Curriculum Integration and Lifelong Education: A Contribution to the Improvement of School Curricula highlights the need to improve the school curriculum from the perspective of lifelong education. Functions, categories, components, and other elements of curriculum integration are discussed, along with different patterns of implementation under the various categories of integration, their objectives, preconditions, conclusions, and implications. A gradually developed, research validated theory of articulation in education is described. Comprised of seven chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the relationship between lifelong education and curriculum integration, their common purposes, and possible means of mutual support. The discussion then turns to the essential meanings of the concept of curriculum integration and the different ways in which it can be operated; educational purposes served by curriculum integration; and the ways in which curriculum integration affects teaching methods. The principles of integrative learning and the practice of integrative teaching are considered. The effects of integration on school organization and its role in social change are also explored, along with some of the principal problems posed by curriculum integration and its prospects in the educational enterprise. The final chapter evaluates the place of subjects and integration in lifelong education, and views curriculum integration from the larger perspective of integration in life, thus giving it a personal and community focus and not just an educational one. This book is intended primarily for curriculum specialists, educators, and interested researchers.
As more and more universities, schools, and corporate training organizations develop technology plans to ensure technology will directly benefit learning and achievement, the demand is increasing for an all-inclusive, authoritative reference source on the infusion of technology into curriculums worldwide. The Encyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration amasses a comprehensive resource of concepts, methodologies, models, architectures, applications, enabling technologies, and best practices for integrating technology into the curriculum at all levels of education. Compiling 154 articles from over 125 of the world's leading experts on information technology, this authoritative reference strives to supply innovative research aimed at improving academic achievement, teaching and learning, and the application of technology in schools and training environments.
Curriculum integration has long appealed as a way to both unite knowledge and meet the educational needs of young people. Yet contemporary educators have tended to dismiss this as a romantic but unworkable idea. This book examines curriculum integration with respect to the educational needs of young adolescents in the New Zealand context. It draws from American and British understandings about integration developed throughout the twentieth century. The central research explained in this work - relevant to any Western education system - is a theoretical analysis of the student-centred and the subject-centred models of curriculum integration. It concludes that the student- centred 'integrative curriculum' model developed by Professor James A. Beane from the USA is best suited to middle level education. This book will be of particular interest to professionals who specialise in the middle years as well as advocates of middle schooling who are committed to developing relevant, challenging, integrative and exploratory curriculum designs for young people.
2014 International Conference on Education and Management Science (ICEMS2014) will be held in Beijing, China on August 19–20, 2014. The main purpose of this conference is to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, and students from all over the world to present their recent findings, ideas, developments and application in the border areas of Education and Management Science. It will also report progress and development of methodologies, technologies, planning and implementation, tools and standards in information systems. Education is an internal topic. It is a process of delivering knowledge in a basic meaning. Humans are hard to define the actual definition of education. But it is the key point for our society to step forward. Management science is the discipline that adapts the scientific approach for problem solving to help managers making informed decisions. The goal of management science is to recommend the course of action that is expected to yield the best outcome with what is available.
A guide to integrating standards across the curriculum through the Know/Do/Be framework.
Information Communication Technology (ICT) Integration to Educational Curricula serves as a standard textbook in graduate and senior level undergraduate classes in colleges and universities to contribute to the existing mass communication and ICT literature. The textbook offers a multi-discipline perspective to students of mass communication and information technology and avails them an opportunity to have a valid research tool with great details to pursue their research and class assignments. It provides an essential platform for appropriate literature in mass communication, political communication, and ICT details with relevance to its integration in Africa educational curricula. The book can also serve as a supplemental text for courses in mass media effects, politics, and political communications. It includes contributions by scholars and professionals of African extraction with varied research interests on diverse issues relevant to ICT and its significant impact to curricula development and application to Africa as the new African educational system. The chapters cover a wide array of mass communication, diffusion of innovation, and ICT issues of diverse importance that will guide students, government agencies, and professionals in following the imminent and evolving changes resulting from the integration of technology to educational curricula.
A resource for teachers to take a fresh look at possibilities for building integrated units of learning and assessment. The resource consists of a set of sortable cards ¿ much like playing cards but with a playful curriculum thinking purpose. Use the cards to think about ways in which rich inquiry tasks can link learning across subjects. Use this thinking to design integrated assessment tasks that could help lighten the NCEA workload for students. Each card in the set has the title of one level 2 NCEA achievement standard on the white side. The curriculum subject to which that standard belongs is named on the reverse (coloured) side. When concepts and capabilities are woven together within an interesting and challenging inquiry topic, the overall learning experience is more meaningful for students. Teachers use the cards to think about ways in which rich learning tasks can provide opportunities for students to build and strengthen a range of interrelated knowledge, skills and capabilities. The cards seem to generate the weaving insight in a flash ¿ as long as it takes to play with them!

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