The study will be mapped out into four sections. Firstly, the school’s background of feature curriculum development shall be illustrated. Also, it is essential to learn the motif in implementing the policy of feature curriculum development. Moreover, both of the strategy and efficacy of feature curriculum development are about to be discussed in detail. For the last section, I would like to demonstrate my journey by narration including reflections as well as dialogues. As a consequence, I “realized” what I learned through the journey.
With the help of documentary analysis, observation, and interviewing as well as the interviews among the latest two principals, four chiefs, and two teachers, I find out that the features curriculum development is a compulsory reform because the school in question is on the verge of being closed 20 years ago. Due to the pioneering advocacy of the education reform, Sunrise elementary school unexpectedly has even been awarded the prize for “Leading School” at the beginning of Grade 1-9 Integrated Curriculum implementation.
Sunrise elementary school in essence is student-oriented. And, the school’s vision not only lies in experiencing, learning and living with nature, but also focuses on the value of “Love.” Along with the student-oriented cultivation, Sunrise elementary school also knows how to balance out the value between “strength (natural environment)” and “weakness (limited campus space).” In addition, the harmonious or innovative aura among the faculty is effective in managing Sunrise Elementary School. It is believed that no mission is impossible to this school.
“Office under One Roof” is another method in enforcing communication, coordination, and cooperation. The principal, chiefs, and teachers all have the ability of curriculum leadership to frame learning programs. Mostly important, the students’ performance, particularly the post-learned performance, and parents’ feedback are top priorities.
At Sunrise eementary school, nothing is self-centeredness but generous devotion to students’ learning, even to develop features curriculum. “Ardent teaching and joyful learning” are what Sunrise Elementary School has represented. Without Sunrise elementary school, I may not be able to escape from the bias of in-depth confusion and sense of powerlessness against education. I’ve really grasped a lot beyond the price.