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Curriculum Connections: Combining Environments for Learning


by Robert L. Sinclair & Ward J. Ghory 1985

Our view is that the weak connections that exist between school learning and life experience outside school are an important reason for the difficulties many adolescents have in responding to the high school curriculum. To provide a more rigorous academic curriculum to all students and to construct more satisfactory transitions from youth to adulthood, school reformers have to pay attention to the points that connect their curriculum to the curriculum in other institutions of educational importance.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 84, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 86 Number 5, 1985, p. 230-244
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19122, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 11:37:39 PM

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  • Robert Sinclair
    University of Massachusetts
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    ROBERT L. SINCLAIR is the director of the National Coalition for Equality in Learning at the University of Massachusetts School of Education.
  • Ward Ghory
    Cincinnati Public Schools
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    WARD J. GHORY is a high school teacher at Cincinnati Public Schools.
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