Open Access Graduate Research Paper
From the White House to the statehouse to our local schools, politicians, educators, and even some parents have been worrying about the condition of education in our schools. Some criticize our present educational system, citing reports about the inability of American students to perform as well on content area tests as students from other nations (Brooks & Brooks, 1993 ). Many educators believe that questions regarding understanding and meaning are much more important than the results derived from achievement tests: the process is valued more than the product. Even though educators may feel this way, many still do skill and drill tasks, standardized testing, and go step by step through a text manual to teach their students. Some teachers believe it's much easier and less time consuming to use a manual for the concepts and key ideas rather than pulling together materials from different resources to teach a unit. As a result, children being taught skills in isolation are not learning to apply those skills in context.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Judith M. Finkelstein
Charles R. May
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©1995 Lori A. Randall
Randall, Lori A., "The effects of transformational curriculum on a second grade social sciences program" (1995). Graduate Research Papers. 3119.