Featuring 35% brand new content, the fourth edition of Contemporary Issues in Curriculum is ideal for students in instruction, administration, teacher education, and curriculum as it addresses issues in implementation, planning, and evaluation at all levels of learning. The text is divided into six parts-Philosophy, Teaching, Learning, Instruction, Supervision, and Policy-each containing multiple chapters, focus and discussion questions, as well as Pro-Con Charts and a Case Study.
This edition features fourteen new chapters written by notable authors, including John Goodlad, Richard Rothstein, and Evans Clinchy. Other highlights include six new profiles of prominent curriculum scholars and thoroughly updated sections on "Curriculum and Teaching" and "Curriculum and Instruction."
Balanced yet eclectic in its approach, the text covers both traditionally held beliefs and those that are more controversial, providing students and practitioners access to information on a variety of issues that affect curriculum and development. Contemporary Issues in Curriculum encourages readers to examine and debate these issues, to form their own ideas, and to shape the future of the field of curriculum.
Reviews philosophic, teaching, learning, instruction, supervision, and policy issues relating to curriculum, for students in curriculum, administration, and teacher education. Chapters present a rationale for establishing educational goals, demonstrate how the conservative movement has marginalized many segments of the population, and cover motivation, detracking schools, remedial education, supervision, and curriculum reform. Includes case studies and discussion boxes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Allan C. Ornstein is a professor of education and social policy at St. John's University. He is a former Fulbright-Hayes scholar and author of 60 books. His most recent book is entitled Wealth Vs. Work: How the 1 Percent Victimize 99 Percent.
Edward Frank Pajak is a Professor in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 50 articles in prominent journals, most recently in the American Educational Research Journal (2012) and in Teachers College Record (2011), as well as six books. His current scholarship involves the application of psychoanalytic concepts toward better understanding of schools, teaching, culture, and education reform. Professor Pajak’s recent books include: Contemporary Issues in Curriculum, 5th edition, Pearson (2010); Supervising Instruction: Differentiating for Teacher Success, Christopher-Gordon (2008); and Honoring Diverse Teaching Styles: A Guide for Supervisors, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (2003).
Stacey B. Ornstein holds a Masters in History of Education from New York University. She teaches cooking and food policy at various locations around New York City, where she lives with her husband, David, and newborn son Adrian Vir. Her writing has appeared in numerous print and online publications.