Paper Subject: Education
Paper Topic: Teacher Developed Curricula Versus Commercially Designed Curricula The Differences Between Each Practice
Language Style: English (U.S.)
Type of Work: Dissertation
Urgency: 3 days
Paper Standard: 2:1 Standard
No of Sources: 40
Order Instructions: The topic of the paper consists of two questions and each question should take about 20 pages for a total of 40 pages.
The questions are listed below; however it is not necessary that they be written in any order. The paper should flow evenly and written in a dissertation format.
90% of the research should be from current PEER reviewed research written after 2005. Also the paper should be written in the latest version of APA (Handbook (6th edition). Sub titles are very much welcomed. Limit the sources from internet web pages to 10 and you are more than welcome to include more than 40 total, but not less than 30 sources total. When possible the writer should connect the topics to secondary education.
In an era of a “narrowing curricula” and newly implemented Common Core State Standards, teachers are often expected and mandated to base their instruction on commercially designed materials. However, many teachers and schools believe that when teachers have the opportunity to design their own instructional materials to meet the needs of their individual students, student achievement increases. Discuss the theoretical underpinnings of teachers designing their own instructional materials, and how those ideals and practices may be applied in schools. Additionally, outline the parameters of what constitutes teacher-designed instructional materials, and how they differ from commercially designed materials. Finally, identify any themes and major findings that have emerged from the research on teacher-designed instructional materials and the methodologies employed in this research.
Build on your findings regarding teacher-created materials from the previous question, and explain what major philosophies and theories of learning and teaching inform and influence teacher-created materials. Next, specifically explain how utilizing a mixed methods approach would best reflect the philosophical foundations of teacher-designed materials, and potentially help add to the scholarly research related to teacher-designed instructional materials. (relation to reading grade levels, grade level, post-secondary options)