A Synthesized Curriculum for the 21st Century

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University Press of America, 1998 - Education - 113 pages
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A Synthesized Curriculum For the 21st Century introduces a new approach to education to coordinate with the direction of the next century, presenting a synthesized curriculum that draws together the traditional subject areas to introduce students to a coherent integration typical of the technology dominated environment of the twenty first century. It examines each traditional subject area as well as common reforms and curriculum integrations, along with present curricula from around the world to show what needs to be utilized from each. Finally, it presents a methodology for assessment as the end and not the base of instruction. Also, an approach planning for differences in students is provided so that students at all levels can achieve success.
 

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Contents

The Curriculum Of Today
1
Language Arts
4
Mathematics and Science
6
Social Studies and Foreign Language
8
The Arts
9
Technology
11
The Implicit Curriculum
14
Curriculum Reforms
17
Putting It All Together
61
Summary
65
Assessment The End Not The Base
68
What Educators Mean by Assessment
69
Range of Assessment
70
Criteria For Assessment
71
Types of Assessment
72
Portfolios
73

Interdisciplinary Curriculum
19
The Potential Road to Recovery
21
Europe and Asia Lessons to Be Learned or Ignored?
22
Our Neighboring Countries
26
The Total Child
29
Russia
30
From Individualism to Nationalism
31
Japan
33
Synthesis A Coherent Whole
36
The New Individual Course Paradigm
37
Mathematics
38
Science
39
Social Studies
40
Foreign Language
41
Technology
42
The Arts
43
Theory and Paradigm Shifts
46
The Paradigm
49
Standardized Testing
74
Synthesized Curriculum and Assessment
76
Application to the Various Curriculum Areas
77
Visual Modality Strengths
79
Auditory Modality Strengths
80
Kinesthetic Modality Strengths
81
Putting the Pieces Together
83
The Learning Environment
88
Planning for Differences
90
RemedialAt Risk Students
94
Special Education Students
95
Inclusion for All
97
Riding High With Success
99
References
107
Index
111
AuthorEditors Biography
113
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Christine J. Villani is president of the Superintendent's Roundtable of Central Illinois, and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Services at Bradley University.

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