Contemporary Curriculum: In Thought and Action / Edition 7 by John D. McNeil, Jaye T. Darby | | 9780471719434 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Contemporary Curriculum: In Thought and Action / Edition 7

Contemporary Curriculum: In Thought and Action / Edition 7

by John D. McNeil, Jaye T. Darby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471719439

ISBN-13: 9780471719434

Pub. Date: 09/29/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Practical tools for joining curriculum conversation

Curriculum is a field in continual flux, the result of an ongoing discussion among teachers approaching from a multitude of perspectives. Contemporary Curriculum: In Thought and Action, Seventh Edition offers the tools to participate in curriculum discussion and to construct and implement curriculum in the

Overview

Practical tools for joining curriculum conversation

Curriculum is a field in continual flux, the result of an ongoing discussion among teachers approaching from a multitude of perspectives. Contemporary Curriculum: In Thought and Action, Seventh Edition offers the tools to participate in curriculum discussion and to construct and implement curriculum in the classroom.

The Seventh Edition provides you with practical tools for executing curriculum at all levels: policy, institutional, and classroom. You'll develop multiple strategies for dealing with curriculum problems, and build your skills in such areas as determining goals and purposes, providing optimum learning opportunities, and organizing for effective and continuous learning.

This text encourages online curriculum conversation among users and two-way communication between the author and readers. With an array of thoughtful new features and content, the Seventh Edition now:

• Profiles thinkers and resources who are energizing the field with "new departures" that deviate from the established views or prevailing thought discussed in each chapter

• Covers political ideologies, the conflicts over school subject matter, and data-driven decision making at state, district, school and classroom levels

• Examines the functioning of schools and media as democratic institutions and the relationship of citizens and the political system

• Discusses the impact of the privatization of schooling and the world-wide growth of the "Silent Curriculum"

With a balanced presentation of humanistic, social reconstructionist, systemic, and academic perspectives and fresh insights into key curriculum questions, Contemporary Curriculum: In Thought and Action, Seventh Edition comprises an excellent foundation for every educator from master's to doctoral level.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471719434
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/29/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
638,226
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Humanistic Curriculum

Characteristics of the Humanistic Curriculum

Forms of Humanistic Curriculum

Psychological Foundations of the Humanistic Curriculum

Historical Antecedents to the Humanistic Curriculum

Criticisms of the Humanistic Curriculum

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in the Humanistic Curriculum

Chapter 2 The Social Reconstruction Curriculum

Characteristics of the Social Reconstructionist

Social Reconstruction in Practice

Critical Pedagogy

Psychological Foundations of Social Reconstruction

Psychoanalytical Psychology and Social Reconstruction

Historical Antecedents to Social Reconstruction

Criticisms of Social Recontrustionism

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in Social Reconstruction Curriculum

Chapter 3 The Systemic Curriculum

Alignment

Accountability

Standards-Based Curriculum

Psychological Foundations of the Systemic Curriculum

Historical Antecedents to the Systemic Curriculum

Consequences of Systemic Curriculum

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in the Systemic Curriculum

Chapter 4 The Academic Curriculum

Approaches to the Academic Curriculum

Psychological Foundations of the Academic Curriculum

Historical Antecedents of the Academic Curriculum

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in the Academic Curriculum

Chapter 5 Deciding What Should Be Taught

Arenas for Deciding What to Teach

Contexts for Development of Curriculum

Determining What to Teach

Rational and Technical Models in Curriculum Decision Making 

Alternative Approaches to Determining Curriculum 

A Comment on Models and Approaches for Curriculum Building

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in Deciding What is to be Taught

Chapter 6 Developing and Selecting Learning Opportunities

Standards for Teaching Impact Classroom Curriculum Development

Principles for Developing Learning Opportunities

Learning Opportunities for Higher Order Thinking

Procedures for Developing Learning Activities

Criteria for Selecting Learning Activities

Criticisms of Textbook and Learning Opportunities

Criticisms of Criteria for Selecting Learning Opportunities

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

Chapter 7 Organizing Learning Opportunities

Key Concepts in Curriculum Organization

Principles for Sequencing Centers and Activities

Organizing Structures

Empirical Studies of the Effects of Patterns

Issues in Curriculum Organization

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in Organizing Learning Opportunities

Chapter 8 Managing Curriculum

Schools and the Institutionalized Curriculum

Roles in Restructuring Curriculum

Administrative Arrangements

Trends in Reforming School Organization Options in the Schools

Administration for Instructional Effectiveness

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in Schools as Institutions

Chapter 9 Evaluating The Curriculum

Models for Evaluation

Controversial Technical Issues in Curriculum Evaluation

Techniques for Collecting Data

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in Curriculum Evaluation

Chapter 10 The Politics of Curriculum Making

Curriculum Policy

Concepts for Interpreting the Process of Political Decision Making

Participants in Determining Curriculum

Conflicts in Curriculum Control

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Direction in the Politics of Curriculum Making

Chapter 11 Current Issues Demanding Responses

Curriculum for Thinking

Curriculum Competition: An International Comparison

Vocational Education

Contrasting Purposes for Vocational Education

Moral Education

Character Education

School Safety

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in Curriculum Issues

Chapter 12 Trends In The Subject Fields

Mathematics

Science

Physical and Health Education

English

Reading

History and Social Studies

Foreign Language

The Arts

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in the Subject Matters

Chapter 13 A Historical Perspective of Curriculum Making

Curriculum Historians

Founders of the Field of Curriculum

Herbartism and the McMurrys

Dewey’s Opposition to Herbartism

Scientific Curriculum Making: Franklin Bobbitt and Werrett W. Charters

Improvement of Instruction

Rational Curriculum Making

Feminine Enactment of Curriculum

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in Historical Curriculum Studies

Chapter 14 The Promise of Theory and Inquiry in Curriculum

State of the Field

Trends in Curriculum Inquiry

Inquiry in the School and Classroom

Concluding Comments

Questions

Suggested Strategic Research

New Directions in Curriculum Inquiry

Index

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