Curriculum and Aims

ISBN-10: 0807744956

ISBN-13: 9780807744956

Edition: 4th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Decker F. Walker, Jonas F. Soltis, Soltis

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List price: $17.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
The Teacher and the Curriculump. 1
Ambivalent Feelings About Curriculum Workp. 2
Finding Time and Resources for Curriculum Workp. 3
Who Has the Authority to Make Curriculum Decisions?p. 4
When Is a Curriculum Change a Change for the Better?p. 6
Preparing for Curriculum Workp. 9
The Aims of Educationp. 12
Aims as Idealsp. 13
Progressive and Traditional Perspectives on Curriculump. 18
Curriculum Theoryp. 23
General Educationp. 25
Teaching the Basicsp. 26
Historical Precedentsp. 27
Relating School to Lifep. 31
In Search of the Best Curriculum for General Educationp. 33
The Value of Different Perspectivesp. 36
Conceptualizing Curriculum Phenomenap. 39
Knowledge in Usep. 41
Conceptualizing the Instructional Processp. 43
The Structure of Subjectsp. 46
Meaningful Learning Experiencesp. 46
Program Conceptualizationp. 48
Procedures for Curriculum Makingp. 53
Sources of Curriculum Makingp. 53
The Tyler Rationalep. 55
Schwab's Practical and Eclectic Approachp. 59
Freire's Emancipation Approachp. 61
The Politics of Curriculum Makingp. 63
Explaining and Critiquing Curriculum Practicesp. 66
A Critique of the Tyler Rationalep. 67
Curriculum and Criticism of Modern Lifep. 69
Understanding How Curriculum Works in the Classroomp. 70
Curriculum in Relation to Culturep. 72
Cross-Currents of Reformp. 77
The Anatomy of Reformsp. 80
Reform and Incremental Changep. 81
Teachers and Reformp. 86
Who's in Charge of the Curriculum?p. 87
The American Curriculum Influence Systemp. 89
Is Reform a Good Thing?p. 91
Reform: Pros and Consp. 93
Working with Reformp. 94
Curriculum Today and Tomorrowp. 95
Cases and Disputesp. 99
Curriculum Changep. 101
Freedom and Learningp. 102
Education for Lifep. 103
Workforce Schoolp. 105
Individual Differences and Equality of Opportunityp. 106
Mass or Class Culture?p. 107
National Reports on Educationp. 108
Go Fly a Kitep. 109
Individualized Learningp. 111
Grading Policiesp. 112
A Social Studies Curriculump. 113
To Each His Ownp. 114
The Geometry Curriculump. 116
Do Procedures Make a Difference?p. 117
Teaching "Relevant" Literaturep. 118
The Teacher as Criticp. 119
Theory and Practicep. 120
One School's Philosophy of Educationp. 121
Whose Aims Matter?p. 122
Notesp. 125
Annotated Bibliographyp. 129
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