TITLE

Using Curricular Cultures to Engage Middle School Thinkers

AUTHOR(S)
Schnuit, Lisa
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Middle School Journal;Sep2006, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses curriculum for middle school education in the U.S. In a study of 1,000 classrooms, it was found out that the prevailing teaching pattern was lecturing, questioning, monitoring, and quizzing. Cooperative learning and problem- or project-based activities has increased but students' participation in curriculum was limited by most teachers. Due to the pressure of covering the entire curriculum, many middle school teachers use a didactic teaching format for imparting the subject material. A different way of thinking about curriculum is culture. By using the curriculum-as-culture model, teacher-student interaction can be facilitated. Rather than merely display knowledge, students create knowledge.
ACCESSION #
22311418

 

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