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Topic: Re: Real-world Curriculum
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Eileen Abrahamson

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Re: Real-world Curriculum
Posted: Oct 28, 1995 11:10 AM
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Richard Wrote:
>As someone working in classrooms with over 30 % future dropouts my
>impression is that there are no educational approaches that are going to
>work for many of our students. What we need for many of these people is
>really a more realistically real-world curriculum that is clearly
>vocationally oriented. In St. Louis City they are finally talking about
>re-establishing vocational-technical schools (the last one closed a few
>years ago).


Hi Richard;

Yesterday I had the opportunity to view a portion of a video by Dr. Willard
Daggett. He is (president?) of an organization that specifically does
educational research. His major theme is that students need "application".
He has developed an application model, which he compares to Blooms

The Application Model
1. Knowledge
2. Apply knowledge within a discipline
3. Apply knowledge across disciplines
4. Apply knoweldge to real-world situations
5. Apply knoweldge to real-world situations that have unpredictable

It seems like his research and techniques may be of some interest to you
especially in the situation that you describe.

Hope this is helpful:-)

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Eileen Abrahamson "All our knowledge has its origins
Fourth Grade Teachers in our perceptions."
Edw. Neill Elemetary Leonardo da Vinci
Burnsville, MN

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