Although the Perkins legislation mandates integrated curriculum, it leaves wide leeway for implementation. The absence of specific guidance and technical assistance for implementing integrated curriculum presents pitfalls but also opportunities for educators to tailor their programs to local needs and conditions. This literature review offers an excellent descriptive "map" of the available integration literature. It covers issues ranging from the current state of integration practice to observed outcomes, policy factors, and promising integration approaches. Many of these documents, focusing on planning and implementation, will be useful to practitioners as well as policymakers and educational researchers.
MDS-1034 / March 1995