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Integrating curriculum: lessons for adult education from career and technical education

Corporate Name: National Institute for Literacy (U.S.)

Publisher: National Institute for Literacy

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: September 2010

Distributor: National Institute for Literacy

Source Address: 1775 I Street, NW, Suite 730

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20006

Phone: (202) 233-2025

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 28 p.

Subjects: Adult Education; Vocational Education; Career Education; Technical Education; Curriculum Design

Abstract:
This paper addresses the "integrated curriculum" strategy being used in K-12 education to see if adult career and technical education might benefit from a similar approach. The integrated curriculum combines academic and technical content in programs that focus on problem solving, active engagement in projects and real-world applications of the knowledge and skills taught. The authors conclude that three approaches are promising: course integration, cross-curriculum integration, and program integration. Extensive references.

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