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An Annotated Bibliography of Information Related to Integration in the Human Sciences

Armstrong, F.H. (1980). Faculty development through interdisciplinarity. The Journal of General Education, 32(11), 52-63.

Integration Connection: This paper discusses ways that interdisciplinarity benefits university faculty and suggests ways to encourage interdisciplinarity. Armstrong Annotation

Association for Integrative Studies. (2003). Interdisciplinary studies in general education guidelines. Retrieved on September 13, 2011, from

Integration Connection: This document provides background to the “Association for Integrative Studies, a professional organization for educators in interdisciplinary education and scholarship” (p. 1). Interdisciplinarity and integration are seen as synonyms in this discussion. Association for Integrative Studies Annotation

Awbrey, S.M., Scott, D.K. & Vincenti, V. (1997). Transformation of the university: Implications for the future of higher education. In P. Ralston & V. Vincenti (Eds.), Teaching in land-grant and state universities: New perspectives in human science [Monograph]. Washington, DC: Board on Human Sciences, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

Integration Connection: This monograph discusses integration in connection with the concept of a transversity. Of significance to the human sciences, this document notes the fact that specialization and fragmentation are seen in the university setting generally. Awbrey, Scott & Vincenti Annotation

Baldwin, E. E. (1991). The home economics movement: A “new” integrative paradigm. Journal of Home Economics, 83(4) 42-48. Retrieved on March 16, 2009, from the Home Economics Archive available at

Integration Connection: Baldwin briefly outlines the place of integration in the history of home economics and extends an invitation to home economics professionals to embrace integration as a “new” social movement that will “strengthen and elevate the family as a vital social institution” (1991, p. 42). Baldwin Annotation

Barab, S. A., & Landa, A. (1997, March). Designing effective interdisciplinary anchors. Educational Leadership, 54(6), 52–58.

Integration Connection: Barab and Landa Annotation

Belck, N. (1986, June). Specialization without integration is inadequate education. The Distaff, 52, 13.

Integration Connection: Belck Annotation

Boyer, E. (1990). Scholarship reconsidered: Priorities of the professoriate. Princeton, NJ: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. ERIC Document No. ED 326149. Retrieved on June 15, 2009, from

Integration Connection: Boyer Annotation

Brown, M. (1993)Philosophical studies in home Economics in the United States: basic ideas by which home economists understand themselves. East Lansing, MI: College of Human Ecology, Michigan State University.

Integration Connection: Brown (1993) Annotation

Brown, M. (1985)Philosophical studies of home Economics in the United States: Our practical, intellectual heritage. Volume II. East Lansing, MI: College of Human Ecology, Michigan State University.

Integration Connection: Brown (1985) Annotation

Brown, M. & Paolucci, B. (1979). Home economics: A definition. Washington, DC: The American Home Economics Association.

Integration Connection:Brown and Paolucci Annotation

Bubolz, M. & Sontag, S. (1988). Integration in home economics and human ecology. Journal of Home Economics and Consumer Studies, 12 (1)1-14.

Integration Connection: Bubolz and Sontag trace the historical place of integration in the profession, aligning this discussion with an emphasis on human ecology. They also provide models for integration in the profession Bubolz and Sontag Annotation

East, M. (1980). Home economics: Past, present, and future. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Integration Connection: East Annotation

Etim, J. (2005). Curriculum integration K-12: Theory and practice. Lanham, MD: University Press.

Integration Connection: This volume provides definitions of and examples of ways that integration and interdisciplinarity are both seen and practiced in schools. Etim Annotation

Fogarty, R. (1991, October). Ten ways to integrate curriculum. Educational Leadership, 49(2) 61-65.

Integration Connection: This article identifies, describes and graphically illustrates ten ways that educators may integrate curriculum. Fogarty Annotation

Hall, H., Tripple, P. & Wallace, S. (1986, June). Undergraduate education of integrationists: A model for a home economics unit. The Distaff, 52,8, 15.

Integration Connection: Hall, Tripple and Wallace Annotation

Hamilton, J. (1986, June). Implementing an identity: Thoughts on integration in home economics. The Distaff, 52,9-10, 12.

Integration Connection: Hamilton Annotation

Harris, D. (1953, September - December). Why an interdisciplinary society for research in child development? Child Development, 24(3/4) 251-255. Retrieved on March 16, 2009, from the Home Economics Archive available at

Integration Connection:Harris Annotation

Hawthorne, B.E. (1983, Winter). Echoes of the past—voices of the future. Journal of Home Economics, 75, 36-45.

Integration Connection: Hawthorne Annotation

Horn, M.J. (1988, Winter). Undergraduate majors in home economics: Integrate or eliminate? Journal of Home Economics, 80,(4) 28-31. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service # EJ383435) Retrieved on March 16, 2009, from the Home Economics Archive available at

Integration Connection: An advocate of an interdisciplinary, integrationist's approach to professional practice, Horn explores the place of integration and interdisciplinary studies in a student's college experiences. Horn Annotation

Horn, M.J. & Nickols, S.Y. (1982, September). Interdisciplinary research: Have we lost our focus? Home Economics Research Journal, 11(1)9-14. ERIC Document No. EJ267925.

Integration Connection: Horn and Nickols discuss some of the consequences of the influx of specialization on the profession. A rationale for a holistic research methodology, along with its potential benefits and rewards, is provided in the discussion. Horn and Nickols Annotation

Huepenbecker, A. (1986, Winter). Vision and visibility. Journal of Home Economics, 78 9-12.

Integration Connection: Huepenbecker Annotation

Istre, S.M. & Self, P.A. (1982) Toward a more unified discipline of home economics. Journal of Home Economics, 82(4), 4-9. Retrieved on March 16, 2009, from the Home Economics Archive available at

Integration Connection: This paper considers the research orientation of contextualism as a means toward greater unity within the profession. Istre and Self Annotation

Jacobs, H. H. (Ed.). (1989). Interdisciplinary curriculum: Design and implementation. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. ERIC Document No. ED316506. Retrieved on June 15, 2009, from

Integration Connection: Jacobs' Annotation

Kain, D. L. (1993). Cabbages and kings: Research directions in integrated/interdisciplinary curriculum. The Journal of Educational Thought, 27(3), 312–331. ERIC Document No. EJ476405.

Integration Connection: Kain Annotation

Klein, J.T. (1990). Interdisciplinarity: History, theory and practice. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press. Retrieved on September 13, 2011, from Google Books.

Integration Connection: Klein Annotation

Kotinsky, R. (1954, November/December). An approach to interprofessional understanding. Children, 1(6) 203-206. Retrieved on March 16, 2009, from the Home Economics Archive available at

Integration Connection:Kotinsky Annotation

Leonard, B.J. (2007). Integrative learning as a grounded process: A grounded theory of college students' experiences in integrative studies. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved on November 3, 2011, from DRUM at (URI:

Integration Connection: Leonard Annotation

Loepp, F. (1999, Summer/Fall). Models of curriculum integration. Journal of Technology Studies, 25. Retrieved on June 4, 2009, from

Integration Connection: Loepp Annotation

MacCleave, A. (2005). MacCleave, A. (2005, Spring). Research across disciplines: A cultural perspective. Kappa Omicron Nu Forum, 16 (2)

Integration Connnection: MacCleave Annotation

MacCleave, A. (2005, Spring). Reflections on my academic life as an interdisciplinarian. Kappa Omicron Nu Forum, 16 (2)

Integration Connnection: MacCleave 1 Annotation

May, C., Mair, F., Finch, T., MacFarlane, A., Dowrick, C., Treweek, S., Rapley, R., Ballini, L., Ong, B.N., Rogers, A., Murray, E., Elwyn, G., Legare, F., Gunn, J., & Montori, V. (2009, May). Development of a theory of implementation and integration: Normalization process theory. Implementation Science, 4: 29. Retrieved on September 30, 2009, from

Integration Connection:May et al Annotation

Marshall, R. & Kadolph, S. (1988, Summer). An integrated approach to the teaching of textile science and clothing construction. Journal of Home Economics, 80,(2) 45-50. Retrieved on March 16, 2009, from the Home Economics Archive available at

Integration Connection: Marshall and Kadolph Annotation Annotation

McGregor, S. (2011). Home economics as an integrated, holistic system: Revisiting Bubolz and Sontag’s (1988) human ecology approach. International Journal of Consumer Studies,35(1), 26-34.

Integration Connection: McGregor revisits Bubolz and Sontag's (1988) discussion related to human ecology and proposes that an ecological framework be used to reintegrate the profession. She uses the metaphor of a spider plant to illustrate the value of embracing the notion of home economics as an integrated, holistic system (p. 2). McGregor Annotation

McGregor, S. (2005, Spring). Historical notions of transdisciplinarity in home economics. Kappa Omicron Nu Forum, 16 (2)

Integration Connection: McGregor 2005 1 Annotation

McGregor, S. (2005, Spring). Knowledge generation in home economics using transdisciplinary methodology. Kappa Omicron Nu Forum, 16 (2)

Integration Connection: McGregor 2005 2 Annotation

Moran, J. (2010). Interdisciplinarity: The new critical idiom. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. (Retrieved from Google Books).

Integration Connection:Moran Annotation

Pederson, E. (1986, June). The human ecological approach in practice: Undergraduate programs. The Distaff, 52 (2)7, 12.

Integration Connection:Pederson Annotation

Pryse, M. (1998, Spring). Critical interdisciplinarity, women's studies, and cross-cultural insight. NWSA Journal, 10, (1), 1-22.

Integration Connection: Pryse provides a case for interdisciplinary research in women's studies. She discusses various definitions of interdisciplinarity and discusses the possible contributions of this concept to “cross cultural critical and interdisciplinary studies” (p. 1). Pryse Annotation

Quilling, J. (1991, March). Home economics: Knowledge in search of design. Home Economics Research Journal, 19 (3), 252-258. ERIC Document No. EJ423981.

Integration Connection: Quilling Annotation

Repko, A.F. (2008). Defining interdisciplinary studies. Chapter 1 inInterdisciplinary research and studies: Process and theory.Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications. Retrieved on January 3, 2012, from

Integration Connection:Repko Annotation

Strober, M.H. (2011). Interdisciplinary conversations: Challenging habits of thought. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Available on September 19, 2011, from

Integration Connection: Strober Annotation

The Foundation Coalition. (n.d.) //

Integration Connection: The Foundation Coalition Annotation: This article describes curriculum integration as that which “helps students build connections between topics.” Written for engineering programs, the discussion notes that integration helps students transfer and apply learning. Includes quotes from students.

Thompson, P. (1986, June). A hestian metaphor for integration. The Distaff, 52 (2)11, 14.

Integration Connection:Thompson Annotation

Vars, G. F. (1991). Integrated curriculum in historical perspective. Educational Leadership, 49(2), 14–15.

Integration Connection:Vars' Annotation

Vincenti, V. (2005). Family and consumer sciences faculty perceptions of interdisciplinary work. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 34 (1), 80-103.

Integration Connection: Vincenti draws defines terms associated with interdisciplinarity as she probes the constructs of the concept held by faculty at a midwestern land grant university. Vincenti (2005) Annotation

Vincenti, V. B. (1993). Professional identity: Interferences within. 13th American Home Economics Association Teacher Education Section Yearbook, Marketing Home Economics: Issues and Practices. Mission Hills, California: Glencoe Publishing Company, 41-62.

Integration Connection: Vincenti (1993) Annotation

Vincenti, V. B. (1986, June). Integration in the professional preparation of home economists. The Distaff, 52 (2), 1.

Integration Connection: Vincenti (1986 - 1) Annotation

Vincenti, V. B. (1986, June). Exploring the meaning of integration. The Distaff, 52 (2), 3-5.

Integration Connection: Vincenti draws on several sources as the complex conceptual underpinnings and meaning of integration are examined in this paper. Vincenti (1986 - 2) Annotation

Vincenti, V. B. (1982, Fall). Toward a clearer professional identity. Journal of Home Economics, 74 (3), 20-25. Retrieved on March 16, 2009, from the Home Economics Archive available at

Integration Connection: Vincenti (1982) Annotation

Voydanoff, P. (1995, January). A family perspective on services integration. Family Relations, 44(1) 63-68.

Integration Connection:
Drawing on Bronfenbrenner's ecosystems theory as a family systems, integrative approach, Voydanoff discusses the need for integration of services for families. She states: “Families with multiple problems need comprehensive, coordinated, and intensive assistance that is not available in a service delivery system made up of autonomous, narrowly defined programs. They need integrated and sustained interventions delivered by professionals who recognize and are able to respond to a family's multiple problems and needs” (p. 63). Voydanoff Annotation

Weddle, K.G. (1986, June). Integration in home economics: Implications for the development of undergraduate core curricula. The Distaff, 52, 6.

Integration Connection: Weddle Annotation Weddle's discussion highlights an approach to undergraduate curricula that encourages a common orientation knowledge rather than a common body of knowledge. Students should be taught through learning experiences and example how to integrate content from various disciplines and specialties.


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