1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
All other countries: (International Access Code) + 1-703-578-9600
How to Create an Independent Research Program
Melanie Jacobs Krieger
Table of Contents
About the Author | Comments
About This Book
Only a few hundred schools across the United States have research programs. Although some of the schools with programs are magnet schools or highly advantaged schools, many ordinary schools have successful programs. Every school is capable of at least a modest program for those students who want to work on independent research projects.
This practical book provides a school district with a comprehensive guide on how to establish an independent research program. Use this book as your step-by-step guide to creating your own program and preparing your students to enter the national independent research competition. Krieger takes you from selling the idea of the program to educators, students, and the community through critical curriculum and methodology for the teacher, to finally entering national research competitions and continuing your program.
Although the curriculum described in this book is based on the objectives of various national competitions, the course is not competitive and the students are not in a competitive environment. Instead, the competition rules are used to create a working atmosphere that resembles the professional world.
See the book's table of contents and read excerpts.
Available as an e-book only
Share This Page
Are You a Member?
This is not a member book.
About the Author
MELANIE JACOBS KRIEGER is Director of Research in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District in Plainview, New York. She coordinates all aspects of the curriculum and process for students K-12 to enter research and academic competitions. Krieger's work includes setting up an independent research program for the high school and Independent Research Clubs for the middle schools. She coordinates staff development for teachers K-12 to enter the various national competitions, including the Intel (Westinghouse) Science Talent Search, the Science Olympiads, and ThinkQuest.
Other Books by Keyword
designing learning experiences
Other Resources by Keyword
independent research program
Subscribe to ASCD Express, our free e-mail newsletter, to have practical, actionable strategies and information delivered to your e-mail inbox twice a month.
ASCD respects intellectual property rights and adheres to the laws governing them. Learn more about our permissions policy and submit your request online.