Ed Lawton's scientific contributions

Publication (1)

Article
Briefly reviews the development of core curricula and interdisciplinary teaming in junior high/middle schools from the mid-1950s to the present. A recent study of 15,000 Maine eighth graders shows that schools using the middle-school, interdisciplinary approach outscored their junior high school peers enrolled in single-discipline subjects by 58 po...

Citations

... Research into the practice of curriculum integration highlights this diversity. For example, Lawton (1994) positively reported that students from schools using an interdisciplinary approach scored higher on standardized tests than peers who studied single-discipline subjects. In contrast, the findings of Howe and Bell (1998) focused on the need for "strong principal support," "common planning time for teachers," "strong and intact team of teachers" and "time for curriculum development before implementation" (p. ...