Curriculum Development A Guide to Practice

ISBN-10: 0131716883
ISBN-13: 9780131716889
Edition: 7th 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $136.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/30/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

A "standard" in curriculum books, Wiles/BondiCurriculum Developmentcontinues the historic strength of the bookhistory, philosophy, and foundations of curriculum developmentand addresses new trends in curriculum development resulting from standards and emerging technologies. This respected author team examines how technology and standards-based education are impacting the future directions of education and discusses how to preserve historic school values while responding to current educational trends. This edition features a new applications chapter complete with time-tested activities and problems designed to engage readersnbsp;and prepare them for the curriculum issues of the 21 st century.

Jon Wiles is a highly experienced educator who has provided curriculum leadership to schools and educational agencies for over thirty years. His specialty is the creation and implementation of curriculum plans. Wiles's work as an educational consultant has taken him to hundreds of agencies in more than forty states and a dozen foreign nations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. Wiles is the author or coauthor of twelve widely used books addressing curriculum and educational leadership. His text, Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice (Seventh Edition), has been used for nearly thirty years in colleges and universities throughout the world to train curriculum leaders. Other areas of publication by Wiles include teacher training, administration, school supervision, theory of change, politics of education, middle grades education, and technology.

New Challenges, New Opportunities
Defining Curriculum
Structure in Curriculum Development
History and Curriculum: Three Eras
The Evolutionary Era
The Modern Era
The Postmodern Era
Foundations of Curriculum Planning
Social Forces
Treatment of Knowledge
Human Growth and Development
Learning as a Process
Technology
A New Age of Curriculum
The New Information Technologies
Old Issues, New Impediments
Summary
Additional Reading
Philosophy and Curriculum Design
The Search for a Philosophical Attitude
Critical Questions to Be Answered
The Struggle to Be a Decisive Leader
Determinants of an Educational Philosophy
Five Educational Philosophies
Perennialism
Idealism
Realism
Experimentalism
Existentialism
Philosophy Preference Assessment
Philosophies as Found in Schools
The Learning Environment
Programs of Study
Instructional Orientation
Administrative Conditions
Roles of Participants
School Assessment
School Philosophies and Curriculum Design
Summary
Additional Reading
Managing Curriculum Development
Establishing the Philosophy
Formulating Goals
Classifying Goals and Objectives
Using Objectives to Order Learning
Specifying Behavioral Objectives
Develop Scientific Observation and Description Skills
Develop Scientific Hypothesis Formation Skills
Understand the Content and Concepts of Advanced Science
Assessing Needs: Focusing for Results
General Information
General Population Characteristics
School Population Characteristics
Programs and Course Offerings in the District
Professional Staff
Data for Instructional Planning: Instructional Patterns and Strategies
Data for Instructional Planning: Student Data
Data for Instructional Planning: Facilities
How Districts Improve Programs
Comprehensive Planning
Curriculum Management Plans
Analysis Stage
Design Stage
Plan for Establishing a Kindergarten
Implementation Stage
Evaluation Stage
Summary
Additional Reading
New World of Standards-Based Curriculum
Origins of Standards
Previous Reform Efforts
The Latest Reforms
Standards-Based Education
How Standards Work in Schools
Goals
Managing Standards-Based Programs
The Role of Technology
Rebalancing Standards-Based Curriculums
Nurture of Intellectual Competence
Transfer of Knowledge
Acceptance of Multiple Intelligences
Understanding Learning Styles
Curriculum Differentiation
Cooperative Learning
Interdisciplinary Learning
Problem-Based Learning
Mentoring
Service Learning
A Warning
Summary
Additional Reading
Curriculum Development in the Classroom
The Traditional Relationship
Two Levels of Classroom Planning
Choices: Learning Theory
Teaching With a Cognitive Focus
Interaction Patterns in the Classroom
Integrative Curriculum in Standards-Based Schools
Collaborative Leadership in Curriculum
Teachers as Leaders
Providing Leadership: Specific Acts
Summary
Additional Reading
Elemiddle School Programs and Issues
The Pre-K-5 Elementary School Program
Basis of the Elementary School Curriculum
Elementary School History
Expansion and Continued Reforms of Elementary Schools
Organizing the Curriculum
Individualizing Instruction in the Elementary Grades
Whole Language Versus Phonics: A Continuing Debate
Selection of Content
Determining Appropriate Elementary School Curriculum Content
Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Geography
Health and Physical Education
The Arts
Holistic Approaches to Curriculum
Diverse Needs of Children
Children With Attention Deficit Disorder
Children From Impoverished Families
Children From Different Cultures
Children With Disabilities
Gifted Students
Other Students With Needs
Early Intervention
Child-Care Programs
Integrated Instructional Systems
Learning Styles and Systems
Cooperative Learning
Grade-Level Retention
Organization and Grouping in the Elementary School
Vertical and Horizontal Organizational Patterns of Students and School Staff
Elementary Grouping Strategies
Influence of the Middle School on Elementary Curricula
Trends in Elementary Education: Determining What Works
The Middle School: Struggling to Survive
The Middle School: A Historical Perspective
Functions of the Middle School
Establishing an Identity for the Middle School
The Middle School Student
The Middle School Teacher
Managing Middle School Programs
The Middle School Program: Overview
Balance in the Middle School Program
Advisory Programs
Physical Education Programs
Intramural Programs
Exploratory Programs
Special Programs
Programs for Students With Special Needs
Guidance
Organizing for Instruction in the Middle School
Alternative Scheduling Models
In-Service Programs
Comprehensive Planning for Middle Schools: A Review
Analysis
Involvement
Commitment
Funding
Resources
Personnel
Detailed Planning
Role of Technology
Evaluating the Middle School
New Standards for the Middle School
The Middle School as a Part of the Total Curriculum
Globalizing the Curriculum
Summary
Additional Reading
Secondary School and Beyond
Historical Development of the Secondary School
Reform Movements in Secondary Education
Recent Changes in the Secondary School
The Changing Curriculum of the Secondary School
Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)
Magnet and Alternative Schools and Programs
Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate Programs
Comprehensive School Designs
The Promise of Technology at the Secondary Level
Organizational Practices in the Secondary School
Year-Round Schooling
Block Scheduling
Future Directions for the Secondary School
A Changing Country in a Changing World
Improving Teacher Quality
A Closing Note
Summary
Additional Reading
Technology, Curriculum, and the Future
Understanding and Responding
Getting Started
What Our Schools Are Doing
Projections
Decline, Attack, and Defection
Homeschooling
How Public Education Is Responding
Putting All This in Perspective
Traditional Views of Education
Progressive, Radical, and Postmodern Views of Education
Issues for Curriculum Specialists
Summary
Additional Reading
Applications and Activities
New Challenges, New Opportunities
Philosophy and Curriculum Design
What Is Your Philosophy?
Scoring Steps
Managing Curriculum Development
New World of Standards-Based Curriculum
Curriculum Development in the Classroom
Elemiddle School Programs and Issues
Secondary School and Beyond
Technology, Curriculum, and the Future
Appendixes
Training Paradigm for Curriculum Developers
Partial Listing of Organizations and Associations Affecting United States Education
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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