Profiles of productive schools: comparative research about lasting curriculum renewal in primary schools

Uwe Hameyer, Jan van den Akker

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    This contribution draws upon a comparative research study about sustained improvement in primary schools. Emphasis is given to the level of 9 to 10 year old children. The findings will be published in a book (Hameyer, van den Akker, Anderson. & Ekholm) in spring 1995. The authors will give insight into some case study documents about the inquiry curriculum as implemented in 15 schools in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the US. This crosscountry comparison is called IMPACT - Implementing Activity-Based Learning in Elementary Science Teaching. The main purpose of IMPACT is to explore lasting changes in schools which are considered productive as to specific selection criteria which will be explained in more detail. The focus is laid on processes by which activity-based curriculum components and principles are anchored both in classroom teaching and in life of the particular school.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean research on curriculum
    Subtitle of host publicationbook of summaries of the first European Conference on Curriculum, August 31 - September 2, 1994, University of Twente
    Place of PublicationEnschede, The Netherlands
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)90-365-0696-4
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 1994
    Event1st European Conference on Curriculum 1994 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 31 Aug 19942 Sep 1994


    Conference1st European Conference on Curriculum 1994


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