Contemporary Curriculum In Thought and Action

ISBN-10: 0471719439

ISBN-13: 9780471719434

Edition: 7th 2009

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Teachers have relied on Curriculum to gain the practical skills to participate in the curriculum discussion and construct and implement curriculum in the classroom. The new seventh edition takes them even further, encouraging online curriculum conversation among users and two- way communication between the author and readers. Brief introductions to key curriculum persons and resources that are deviating from the established practice are presented in each chapter. New content has also been added on political ideologies, the conflicts over school subject matter, and data-driven decision making. Teachers will gain a new perspective on curriculum development.
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List price: $181.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Conceptions of Curriculum
Humanistic Curriculum
Characteristics of the Humanistic Curriculum
Role of the Teacher
Forms of Humanistic Curriculum
A Confluent Curriculum
Consciousness and Transcendency
Responses to Depersonalization
Psychological Foundations of the Humanistic Curriculum
Third-Force Psychology
Historical Antecedents to the Humanistic Curriculum
Ancient Greeks and Romans
Traditional Humanities
Progressive Education
Spiritual Images
Criticisms of the Humanistic Curriculum
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in the Humanistic Curriculum
The Social Reconstructionist Curriculum
Characteristics of the Social Reconstructionist Curriculum
Role of the Teacher
Social Reconstruction in Practice
Changing the Community
Freire's Social Reconstructionism
Eradicating Illiteracy
A Neo-Marxist Manifesto
Critical Theory against Reproductive Knowledge
Environmental Reconstruction
The Use of Future Planning
Typical Futurists' Recommendations
Critical Pedagogy
Social Adaptation versus Social Reconstruction
Psychological Foundatons of Social Reconstruction
Cultural Psychology as a Source
Psychoanalytical Psychology and Social Reconstruction
Historical Antecedents to Social Reconstruction
Criticisms of Social Reconstructionism
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in Social Reconstruction Curriculum
The Systemic Curriculum
Standards-Based Curriculum
Policies for Standards-Based Curriculum
Standards-Based Curriculum in the Classroom
Psychological Foundations of the Systemic Curriculum
Historical Antecedents to the Systemic Curriculum
Consequences of Systemic Curriculum
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in the Systemic Curriculum
The Academic Curriculum
Approaches to the Academic Curriculum
The Forms of Knowledge Approach
Structure in the Disciplines Approach
Reaction against a Structure of Knowledge
Revival of the Disciplines Approach
Liberal Arts and the Academic Core
Liberal Arts in Higher Education
Academic Programs in the Elementary and Secondary Curriculum
Cultural Literacy
Making Subject Matter More Appealing to Growing Minds
Psychological Foundations of the Academic Curriculum
Historical Antecedents of the Academic Curriculum
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in the Academic Curriculum
Curriculum Development
Deciding What Should be Taught
Arenas for Deciding What to Teach
Levels of Decision Making
Curriculum at Different Levels
Contexts for Development of Curriculum
Range of Activity
Development of Materials
State, Regional, and Local Curriculum Planning
Institutional Curriculum Planning
Functions of the Curriculum
Determining What to Teach
Rational and Technical Models in Curriculum Decision Making
Needs Assessment Model
Steps in Needs Assessment
The Futuristic Model
The Rational Model
The Vocational or Training Model
Alternative Approaches to Determining Curriculum Purposes
Disjointed Incrementalism
Problems with Disjointed Incrementalism in Curriculum Making
Emergent Approaches in Curriculum Decision Making
A Comment on Models and Approaches for Curriculum Building
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in Deciding What is to be Taught
Developing and Selecting Learning Opportunities
Standards for Teaching Impact Classroom Curriculum Development
Principles for Developing Learning Opportunities
Learning Opportunities for Higher Order Thinking
Transfer and Problem Solving
Creating New Knowledge
Procedures for Developing Learning Activities
Current Orientations in Developing Learning Activities
Criteria for Selecting Learning Activities
Philosophical Criteria
Psychological Criteria
Political Criteria
Practicality as a Criterion
Scientifically Based Research Criteria
Criticisms of Textbooks and Learning Opportunities
Criticisms of Criteria for Selecting Learning Opportunities
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
How Technology is Used with Curriculum Orientations
Technology in Humanistic Classrooms
Social Reconstruction and Technology
Technology in a Systemic Curriculum
Technology in the Academic Curriculum
Building Web Sites
New Developments in Learning Opportunities
Organizing Learning Opportunities
Key Concepts in Curriculum Organization
Organizing Centers or Foci
Organizing Elements
Principles for Sequencing Centers and Activities Related to Elements
Organizing Structures
Structure at the Institutional Level
Structure at the Classroom Level
Organizational Patterns and Conceptions of the Curriculum
Unified Disciplines: The New Academic Pattern
Empirical Studies of the Effects of Patterns
Issues in Curriculum Organization
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in Organizing Learning Opportunities
Curriculum Management
Managing Curriculum
Schools and the Institutionalized Curriculum
Curriculum Change in the Context of Restructuring
Roles in Restructuring Curriculum
The Principal as Director of Learning
The Principal in Shared Leadership
Department Heads in Curriculum Management
Administrative Arrangements
Stratifying Students
Staffing Patterns and Scheduling
Supplementary Personnel
The Middle School
Alternative, Magnet, Charter, and Specialist Schools
Trends in Reforming School Organization
Options in the Schools
Administration for Instructional Effectiveness
Coordinating the Curriculum
Effective Research and Curriculum Policy
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in Schools as Institutions
Evaluating the Curriculum
Models for Evaluation
Consensus Models (Traditional and Technical Evaluation)
Pluralistic Models (Humanistic and Social Reconstructionist Evaluation)
Controversial Technical Issues in Curriculum Evaluation
The Form of Objectives (Goals, Standards, Benchmarks, and Indicators)
Measurement of Intended Outcomes versus Goal-Free Evaluation
Norm- and Criterion-Referenced Tests
Tests and Invasion of Privacy
Authentic Assessment of Student Performance
Assessment as Learning
Techniques for Collecting Data
Measuring Affect
Hazards in Conducting Traditional Evaluation
Value Added Assessment
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in Curriculum Evaluation
The Politics of Curriculum Making
Curriculum Policy
The Politics Involved
Political Decisions about What will be Taught
Concepts for Interpreting the Process of Political Decision Making
The Professionalization of Reform
Forces of Stability
Constraints on Policy
Participants in Determining Curriculum Policy
School-Based Political Participants
Community Participants
State Agencies
Testing Agencies
The Courts
The Federal Government
Special Interests
Conflicts in Curriculum Control
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in the Politics of Curriculum Making
Issues and Trends
Current Issues Demanding Responses
Curriculum For Thinking
The Focus of a Thinking Curriculum
Curriculum Competition: An International Comparison
Invidious Comparisons
Vocational Education
Contrasting Purposes for Vocational Education
Access to Vocational Education
Content of Vocational Education
Reorganizing Vocational Education
Trends in Vocational Education
Moral Education
Phenix's Basic Questions in Moral Education
Kohlberg's Theory of Moral Development
Character Education
School Safety
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in Curriculum Issues
Trends in the Subject Fields
Mathematics in Our Schools
Trends in Mathematics
Evolution of Science Teaching
New Approaches in Science Education
Recommendations for the Future Science Curriculum
Physical and Health Education
Its Place in the Curriculum
Guidelines for Future Physical Education Programs
English as a Subject
Current Trends in the Teaching of English
The Curriculum of Reading
Contested Trends in Reading
History and Social Studies
History as a Subject
An Evaluation of History Curriculum
History and Geography in the 1990s
History and the Social Studies in the Standards Movement
Social Studies
The Future of Social Studies
Foreign Language
The Rise and Fall of Foreign Language
Efforts to Revive Language Instruction
The Arts
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in the Subject Matters
Curriculum Inquiry: Retrospect and Prospect
A Historical Perspective of Curriculum Making
Curriculum Historians
Context for Formulation of the Curriculum Field
Founders of the Field of Curriculum
Herbartism and the McMurrys
Basic Tenets of Herbartism
The McMurrys' Thinking
Dewey's Opposition to Herbartism
Dewey's School
Dewey's Curriculum
Scientific Curriculum Making: Franklin Bobbitt and Werrett W. Charters
Societal Influences on the Scientific Movement
Key Ideas of Scientific Curriculum Making
Bobbitt's Contribution to Curriculum Making
Charters's Contribution to the Curriculum Field
Improvement of Instruction
Local Development of Curriculum
The Course of Study Movement
Caswell's Influence on the Curriculum Field
Rational Curriculum Making
Tyler's Curriculum Inquiry
Feminine Enactment of Curriculum
Hilda Taba
Mary Sheldon Barnes
Lucy Maynard Salmon
Lucy Sprague Mitchell
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in Historical Curriculum Studies
The Promise of Theory and Inquiry in Curriculum
State of the Field
The Need for Curriculum Theory
The Need for Curriculum Conceptions
The Need for Studies of Correlation and Integration
The Need for Studies of Sequence
The Need for Analyzing Education Objectives (Standards)
The Need for Process-Product Research
Trends in Curriculum Inquiry
Forms of Inquiry
Synoptic Activity as Curriculum Inquiry
Inquiry in the School and Classroom
Qualitative Inquiry in School Settings
Action Research as Curriculum Inquiry
Concluding Comments
Suggested Strategic Research
New Directions in Curriculum Inquiry
Name Index
Subject Index
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