Policy Mediation and Curricular Integration in a Texas Charter School

Brian Diedrich, University of Texas at El Paso


The focus of this study are the processes of curricular integration in a Texas charter school. At the campus level, vertical and horizontal curricular integration requires attentive teacher and administrative observations, effective collaboration, and the experience to mediate how these components affect classroom instruction. Teacher observations are the first step in the process of differentiation and intervention that keeps students from falling behind. Administrative observations direct the activities of teachers as defined by state and institutional documents. The institutional emphasis on cultural preservation makes this charter school beneficial as a research site because the curricular focus and overall mission of the campus is to provide valuable services that enrich the community rather than merely providing educational services. The mission of this school is to combine community and classroom in order to create the most effective learning environment possible for students.

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Diedrich, Brian, "Policy Mediation and Curricular Integration in a Texas Charter School" (2018). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI13424600.