Elementary School Curriculum Development (SheetalFromSOF)

  • Comment on the author’s claim that “Social changes are placing enormous new pressures on the elementary school. … In addition, a major challenge for elementary schools in the twenty-first century is to establish meaningful contact with children from diverse backgrounds.” Identify three major pressures you observe in your school setting or in your local school district and recommend ways to address these issues through the curriculum.
  • React to the author’s claim that “…evidence from programs such as Head Start and Follow Through indicate that parents can play an important role in the early development of their children. As a result, parents should have a more active role in developing and delivering education programs for young children.” Discuss the benefits and challenges of implementing curriculum involvement by parents.