Curriculum Problems, Politics, and Possibilities

ISBN-10: 0791438104
ISBN-13: 9780791438107
Edition: 2nd 1998
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Description: Examines a range of ideas, issues, and practices connected to the development, evaluation, and effects of curriculum ideas and practices. Describes historical and contemporary efforts to redefine the public school curriculum, and analyzes both the  More...

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 4/9/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Examines a range of ideas, issues, and practices connected to the development, evaluation, and effects of curriculum ideas and practices. Describes historical and contemporary efforts to redefine the public school curriculum, and analyzes both the explicit ideas that are conveyed through the curriculum as well as the social, political, aesthetic, ethical, and moral perspectives and values with which curriculum is connected. Outlines both theoretical issues and practical possibilities in the process of raising questions about the nature and direction of educational policies and practices. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Introduction
Values and Politics in the Curriculum
Curriculum: Its Past and Present
The Effort to Reconstruct the Modern American Curriculum
Contestation and Curriculum: The Efforts of American Socialists, 1900-1920
What Goes on in Classrooms? Is This the Way We Want It?
Curriculum and Planning
Models of Curriculum Planning
Multicultural Curricula: "Whose Knowledge?" and Beyond
What We've Learned from "Living in the Future"
Curriculum and Knowledge Selection
Curriculum Platforms and Moral Stories
The Culture and Commerce of the Textbook
Democracy and the Curriculum
Curriculum and the Work of Teachers
Woard a Theory of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Teaching, Gender, and Curriculum
Schooling for Democracy: What Kind?
Curriculum and Technology
The Regime of Technology in Education
A Critical Analysis of Three Approaches to the Use of Computers in Education
Teaching and Technology: The Hidden Effects of Computers on Teachers and Students
Curriculum and Evaluation
The Human Problems and Possibilities of Curriculum Evaluation
Developing Curriculum through School Self-Evaluation
Democratic Evaluation: Aesthetic, Ethical Stories in Schools
Contributors
Index

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