Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice / Edition 8

Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice / Edition 8

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by Jon W. Wiles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0137153309

ISBN-13: 2900137153304

Pub. Date: 04/02/2010

Publisher: Pearson

This comprehensive book offers thorough coverage of K-12 curriculum philosophy, curriculum planning, instruction, and curriculum design. Unlike other books in this area, Curriculum Development offers separate chapters on developing curriculum in the elementary, middle, and secondary schools. A three-part organization covers the changing nature of

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This comprehensive book offers thorough coverage of K-12 curriculum philosophy, curriculum planning, instruction, and curriculum design. Unlike other books in this area, Curriculum Development offers separate chapters on developing curriculum in the elementary, middle, and secondary schools. A three-part organization covers the changing nature of curriculum, the essential elements of curriculum, and instructional concerns. For teachers and administrators in elementary, middle, and secondary schools.

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ISBN-13:
2900137153304
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
04/02/2010
Series:
Pearson Custom Education Series
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
368

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Table of Contents

Part IThe Changing Nature Of Curriculum1
Chapter 1Curriculum in an Age of Technology3
A Scenario6
The Significance of This Change7
Summary17
Chapter 2Curriculum in the New Era19
The Evolution of Schooling--Three Eras20
Defining Curriculum29
Structure in Curriculum Planning32
Foundations of Curriculum Planning36
Issues and Impediments47
Summary50
Part IIThe Essential Elements Of Curriculum55
Chapter 3The Role of Philosophy in Curriculum Planning57
The Search for a Philosophical Attitude59
Critical Questions to Be Answered60
The Struggle to Be a Decisive Leader62
Determinants of an Educational Philosophy63
Five Educational Philosophies64
Philosophy Preference Assessment67
Philosophies as Found in Schools71
Summary97
Chapter 4Basic Tasks of Curriculum Development101
Establishing the Philosophy102
Formulating Goals104
Specifying Behavioral Objectives112
Assessing Needs: Focusing for Results113
Aligning the Curriculum: The Curriculum Map125
Curriculum Planning in a Technological Era127
Providing Leadership for Curriculum Development128
Summary129
Chapter 5Curriculum Management Planning131
How Districts Improve Programs132
Comprehensive Planning133
Curriculum Management Plan136
Summary170
Part IIIInstructional Concerns173
Chapter 6Instruction in a Technological Era175
The Traditional Relationship175
Curriculum Planning and Technology181
Advantages of the New Technologies190
Schools Making the Transition191
Summary192
Appendix 6.1Web-Based Lessons Using Instructional Designs194
Appendix 6.2Websites for Practice210
Appendix 6.3Profiles for Technology-Literate Students212
Chapter 7Elementary School Programs and Issues215
Basis of the Elementary School Curriculum218
Organizing the Curriculum221
Selection of Content226
Holistic Approaches to Curriculum233
Diverse Needs of Children233
Learning Styles and Systems243
Organization and Grouping in the Elementary School244
Influence of the Middle School on Elementary Curricula246
Trends in Elementary Education: Determining What Works249
Summary252
Chapter 8Middle School Programs and Issues255
Functions of the Middle School257
Establishing an Identity for the Middle School258
The Middle School Student259
The Middle School Teacher260
Managing Middle School Programs260
Organizing for Instruction in the Middle School275
Comprehensive Planning for Middle Schools: A Review281
New Standards for the Middle School288
The Middle School as a Part of the Total Curriculum289
Globalizing the Curriculum290
Summary290
Chapter 9Secondary School Programs and Issues295
Historical Development of the Secondary School296
Reform Movements in Secondary Education297
The Changing Curriculum of the Secondary School302
Organizational Practices in the Secondary School310
Future Directions for the Secondary School316
A Changing Country and a Changing World317
Improving Teacher Quality321
A Closing Note322
Summary323
Chapter 10Curriculum Design Alternatives327
A History of Change328
Major Curriculum Designs329
Curriculum Design in the Future339
Instructional Options340
Reform Efforts in the Twenty-First Century340
Summary344
Appendixes347
ATraining Paradigm for Curriculum Developers348
BPartial List of Organizations and Associations Affecting American Education349
Glossary353
Author Index359
Subject Index363

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Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TheCritic95 More than 1 year ago
We have been using this text at our university for years. This edition is the best yet. Particularly interesting is the way the authors link curriculum and comparative education. This is a breakthrough book and should be read by politicans in the United States.