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									Action Research Project:
Work in Progress

Elizabeth H. Naylor
CCT 693
Monday, March 26, 2007
My Interests:

  Teaching is about more than just a
   subject
  Social Development
  Curriculum changes
  Education Reform
Teaching is more than just
a subject
  Teachers have a responsibility to teach
   more than their subject
  Social development is just as important
   as reading, writing, and arithmetic
Social Development

  Social development is as important as
   test scores and grades
  The term social development allows us to
   focus on ‘morals’ and ‘values’ without
   focusing on specific (and debatable)
   definitions
  These definitions can get in the way of
   productive research and development.
Curriculum Changes

  Curriculum development should take into
   account the ‘whole child’
  A good curriculum will go beyond testing
   and grades
  Changes in curriculum can lead to great
   changes in the educational system
Education Reform

  Curriculum changes will lead to better
   educational development
  Education reform will lead to better
   students
  Better students will lead to adults that
   more positively participate in society and
   societal changes
Schools that are
trying to address
social development
within the curriculum
New Haven, CT Public
Schools
  This school district addresses Social
   Development within their curriculum
   frameworks at all grade levels
Hartford, CT Sports and
Medical Sciences Academy
  This school utilizes a guidance program
   as well as a mentoring program to
   address the issues of social development
Portland, ME Waynflete
School
  This school utilizes an advising program
   at all grade levels to address the social
   development of all students
Continuing research:

  Interviewing individuals from schools that
   are currently addressing social
   development issues
  Survey teachers in schools with and
   without social development curriculum
  Survey students in schools with and
   without social development curriculum

								
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