Über den Autor
Daniel Heller is the curriculum coordinator for the Windham Southwest Supervisory Union and principal of the Halifax Elementary (K-8) School in Vermont.
Chapter 1 Curriculum at the Level of Survival Chapter 2 Kindness Chapter 3 Thinking Chapter 4 Problem Solving Chapter 5 Communication Chapter 6 Words into Actions
Daniel Heller contends that public education is in a downward spiral because we have failed to notice the erosion of the basic curricular dimensions which support the preparation of students as active participants in our ever-changing world. While many books explain procedural knowledge such as how to differentiate instruction, how to create standards-based curriculum, or how to write a constructivist lesson_Curriculum on the Edge of Survival discusses the 'what' and 'why' rather than the how. What is the purpose of schools in a free, democratic society, and why is the answer to that question crucial in deciding the most fundamental questions about curriculum?