Resources for Researchers

Integrated Learning

  • Below are several articles that focus on the integration of the Core Curriculum (CC) and the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC):

  1. Incorporating the Expanded Core Curriculum into science (Chiu & Wild, 2021)

  2. Teaching science through inquiry based field experiences using orientation and mobility (Fast & Wild, 2018)

  3. How students with visual impairments can learn components of the Expanded Core Curriculum through physical education (Lieberman et al., 2014)

  4. Aligning state standards and the expanded core curriculum: balancing the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act (Lohmeier, 2009)

  • Dr. Keri Lohmeier's articles on integrating and implementing the ECC at the school level:

  1. Integrating expanded core sessions into the K-12 program: a high school scheduling approach (2007)

  2. Implementing the expanded core curriculum in specialized schools for the blind (2005)

  • If you are interested in the integration of the CC and ECC, you can begin with the following must-reads to learn about the evolution of the ECC:

  1. Educating students with vision impairment today: consideration of the expanded core curriculum (Opie, 2018)

  2. The Expanded Core Curriculum: where we have been, where we are going, and how we can get there (Sapp & Hatlen, 2010)

  3. Expanded core curriculum: 12 years later (Lohmeier et al., 2009)