Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Language experience approach in education--Iowa; Language arts (Middle school)--Iowa;
The purpose of this project was to examine the history of a whole language curriculum which was developed and implemented for grades five and six in a rural Iowa middle school and to discuss any insights gained from the process. This project presents a description of the whole language curriculum and a rationale for its development. It also explains the purpose of a whole language curriculum and its importance to students, teachers, administrators, and parents.
The project describes the procedures used by the middle school in the development and implementation of the curriculum. The project concludes with a description of the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum, the status of the curriculum today, and recommendations for other schools that wish to develop and implement a whole language curriculum.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Rick C. Traw
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©1999 Anthony M. Pieper
Pieper, Anthony M., "A history of the development and implementation of a whole language curriculum in a rural Iowa middle school" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1339.