Date of Award
Action Research Project
Master of Arts in Education
Curriculum and Instruction
The research conducted focused on a revised homebase curriculum and the effects that it had on middle school students. A homebase curriculum focusing on relationship and team building was implemented with eighteen eighth-grade students. Data collection was focused on student attitude and demeanor towards school throughout the curriculum implementation process. Data sources included student feedback sheets, student attitude surveys, parent feedback sheets, student conferences, and teacher observation. Results from the data collection showed that having a meaningful and organized homebase curriculum can build upon relationships in homebase and improve student attitudes toward school. These results led to a better overall school experience for these students. Going forward, an organized and meaningful homebase curriculum will be a priority within our school day.
Schmitcke, Kevin, "Homebase Curriculum and its Importance in Middle Schools" (2014). Masters of Arts in Education Action Research Papers. 72.