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Conforti, C. M. T. A Literatura no Texto Interdisciplinar, 2003. Dissertação (Mestrado em Educação) - Faculdade de Educação da Universidade de São Paulo.

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Curricular Integration in High School: Perspectives on Language and Language Arts

1Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo, São Roque, Brazil


American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, Vol. 5 No. 8, 894-907
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-8-9
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Fernando de Oliveira Souza. Curricular Integration in High School: Perspectives on Language and Language Arts. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(8):894-907. doi: 10.12691/education-5-8-9.

Correspondence to: Fernando  de Oliveira Souza, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of São Paulo, São Roque, Brazil. Email: fernando.oliveira@ifsp.edu.br

Abstract

This dissertation aims to investigate planning and implemented strategies to integrate curricular components associated with Language and Language Arts in High School. To accomplish it, a teacher research [13] was developed. The chosen methodological design was organized in two consecutive phases. The first one has a bibliographical and documental nature. It aimed to analyze integration which already existed within the curricular components and among them, in the context of a Technical School in São Paulo State. The second phase is empirical and the researcher took part as a teacher, introducing in his classes of Portuguese Language and Literature the identified integration of the first phase in order to analyze the students’ perceptions concerning subject matter integration within the Language area. In conclusion, curricular integration can start by the teacher’s attitude towards content inside the classroom. Beyond the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach, teacher can start by a specific topic that he needs to teach and establish relationships with other subjects and curricular components. Finally, this research shows that teacher-research collaborates to professionalization of teachers. Apart from that, specifically within Language courses, this research indicates that Literature has the potential to be a great center of curricular integration.

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