Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Curriculum planning; Interdisciplinary approach in education; Holistic education; Instructional systems--Design;
The No Child Left Behind Act and how it narrows the elementary curriculum is an important educational issue. Integration is a valuable teaching practice that is becoming more wide spread in today's classrooms because of the pressures placed on teachers by NCLB. Integration is used to relieve some of the pressures of NCLB by helping teachers create more time to teach all subject areas. Integration allows teachers to connect learning standards across the curriculum and make lessons more meaningful for the students. This paper describes what integration is and why teachers need to implement integration into their daily instruction. In addition, this paper provides research-based evidence of the benefits of integration and how teachers can begin to effectively use integration in their classrooms.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sarah E. Montgomery
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©2011 Jill Leibold
Leibold, Jill, "Curricular integration in the elementary classroom" (2011). Graduate Research Papers. 196.