Date Approved

4-12-2004

Embargo Period

4-21-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Supervision and Curriculum Development

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Hurley, Dennis

Subject(s)

Science--Study and teaching (Secondary)

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction

Abstract

The purpose of this articulation was to align the science curriculum of the Lower Cape May Regional School District with the New Jersey State Core Content Standards and to articulate the 7th and 8th grades curricula with that of the high school. Faculty participated in a summer workshop to develop a curriculum map and to set benchmarks to identify student achievement. A survey was developed and distributed to members of the science and mathematics departments to isolate problems with the curricula and to determine the extent of professional development needed in each department. A second survey was furnished to the students of the district in order to identify their perspective of the current situation. The investigation identified a need to create a unifying philosophy of education for the two buildings in the district, and to create a freshman year of science that better bridges the gap between the two curricula.

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