To produce a high-achieving learning environment, Means and Knapp
(1991) suggest reshaping of the curriculum based on the following
- The curriculum should focus on complex, meaningful problems
that make sense to students.
- The curriculum should include basic skills that are embedded
in the context of broader, more complex, and more meaningful
- The curriculum should make connections to students'
experiences outside of school, from their own culture. Such
connections will encourage students to bring their own real-life
problems to school and will help them recognize how instruction
can support their own hopes and values.
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