AUTHOR : Greg Tabios Pawilen, Jaeson P. Arre, Eloida F. Lindo
INFORMATION : page. 57~76 / 2010 Vol.4 No.2
Integrated curriculum is a popular curriculum design used in organizing preschool
curriculum. This study aims to analyze how teachers design an integrated curriculum.
Specifically, it describes: (1) how do teachers plan an integrated curriculum; (2) what
common themes are used; and (3) what factors are influential or considered in integrating
the curriculum. Since the study was conducted in a Christian school, it also
analyzes the influence of the Christian faith in the curriculum. Curriculum analysis
and focus-group discussion with preschool teachers and administrators were done to
gather the necessary data for the study. The results of the study show that the thematic
approach is dominantly used in integrating the curriculum. The themes usually derived
from big ideas or topics related to science, social studies, and some concepts and
activities that are interesting to the learners. Several factors are also found to be influential
in designing the curriculum. The study also found out that Christianity has a
great impact or influence in designing the curriculum. Biblical stories, and Christian
values are always integrated in the selection of sub-topics and activities in the curriculum.
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Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
We hope you will seriously consider APJRECE for your scholarship.