Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Curriculum planning; Interdisciplinary approach in education;
This literature review looks at curriculum integration at the middle school level. The literature predominantly has reflected curriculum integration as a practice that benefits middle school students, but it has received criticism as well. Some of the criticism includes the following: time needed for planning, teaming of teachers, student interest, standards and benchmarks being subject specific, and the lack of critical information in specific content areas. This review of the literature examines the criticism to understand whether curriculum integration is beneficial for students.
Recommendations about the continued use of curriculum integration at the middle school level include the following: continued research about the benefits of curriculum integration, teacher training for curriculum integration, schedule changes, and the use of curriculum integration with traditional curriculum approaches.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas
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©2003 Carrie Even
Even, Carrie, "Criticism of middle school curriculum integration : a review of the literature" (2003). Graduate Research Papers. 592.