Contemporary Issues in Curriculum / Edition 5

Contemporary Issues in Curriculum / Edition 5

by Allan C. Ornstein, Edward F. Pajak, Stacey B. Ornstein
     
 

Featuring 25% new content, the fifth edition of Contemporary Issues in Curriculum addresses issues in implementation, planning, and evaluation of curriculum at all levels of learning. Divided into six parts–Philosophy, Teaching, Learning, Instruction, Supervision, and Policy– the new edition of this balanced yet eclectic text features ten new

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Featuring 25% new content, the fifth edition of Contemporary Issues in Curriculum addresses issues in implementation, planning, and evaluation of curriculum at all levels of learning. Divided into six parts–Philosophy, Teaching, Learning, Instruction, Supervision, and Policy– the new edition of this balanced yet eclectic text features ten new chapters written by notable authors including Larry Cuban, Howard Gardner, Andrew Hargreaves, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Stanley Pogrow.

With each new chapter, readers are asked to consider a new author’s viewpoint, thought process, and conclusions about significant and current curriculum issues, from traditional and commonly accepted beliefs to more controversial and cotemporary ideas. Through a variety of learning aids and discussion questions, readers are encouraged to analyze and debate these issues, to formulate their own opinions, and begin to shape their own original ideas about the future direction of curriculum.

  • Focus Questions at the beginning of each chapter offer an advance organizer and encourage critical thinking.
  • Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter encourage student analysis as well as opportunities for further thought and classroom dialogue.
  • Case Studies at the end of each Partinitiate thoughtful discussion of how curriculum issues are played out in the in-service world.
  • “Pro-Con Chart” features succinctly detail the argument and counterargument for the issue covered in each part, allowing readers to better understand the complexities.
  • Curriculum Scholar Profiles at the beginning of each section highlight the achievements of six prominent leaders in the curriculum field.
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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780135094471
    Publisher:
    Pearson
    Publication date:
    03/31/2010
    Series:
    Pearson Custom Education Series
    Pages:
    336
    Sales rank:
    682,524
    Product dimensions:
    7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Pt. 1Curriculum and philosophy1
    Professional profile : Henry A. Giroux2
    Ch. 1Philosophy as a basis for curriculum decisions5
    Ch. 2Goals and objectives12
    Ch. 3A pedagogy of possibility22
    Ch. 4Art and imagination : overcoming a desperate stasis32
    Ch. 5There's too much to teach39
    Ch. 6Kudzu, rabbits, and school reform51
    Pro-con chart 1 : should the schools introduce a values-centered curriculum for all students?59
    Case study 1 : a clash concerning the arts curriculum60
    Pt. 2Curriculum and teaching61
    Professional profile : Jere Brophy62
    Ch. 7Teaching themes of care64
    Ch. 8The heart of a teacher71
    Ch. 9Critical issues in teaching82
    Ch. 10Productive teachers : assessing the knowledge base99
    Ch. 11Knowledge and teaching : foundations of the new reform113
    Ch. 12Honoring diverse styles of beginning teachers132
    Ch. 13Keeping good teachers : why it matters, what leaders can do139
    Pro-con chart 2 : should teachers be held accountable for their teaching?147
    Case study 2 : school district proposes evaluations by students148
    Pt. 3Curriculum and learning149
    Professional profile : Karen Bang-Jensen Kepler Zumwalt150
    Ch. 14Grappling153
    Ch. 15Critical thinking - what can it be?161
    Ch. 16Creating creative minds169
    Ch. 17The cognitive-developmental approach to moral education179
    Ch. 18A critical examination of character education192
    Ch. 19Limiting students' school success and life chances : the impact of tracking208
    Ch. 20What is a "public school"? : principles for a new century215
    Pro-con chart 3 : should special education students be grouped (mainstreamed) into regular education classes?222
    Case study 3 : language and standardized testing223
    Pt. 4Curriculum and instruction225
    Professional profile : Herbert J. Walberg226
    Ch. 21The search for methods of instruction228
    Ch. 22A new look at school failure and school success245
    Ch. 23Needed : a new educational civil rights movement253
    Ch. 24A political humanist curriculum for the 21st century262
    Ch. 25The importance of multicultural education273
    Ch. 26Knowledge alive279
    Ch. 27Educating the Net generation285
    Pro-con chart 4 : should academic content standards be used in place of curriculum guides?290
    Case study 4 : an advocate for longer school days291
    Pt. 5Curriculum and supervision293
    Professional profile : Larry Cuban294
    Ch. 28The politics of virtue : a new framework for school leadership296
    Ch. 29Five models of staff development for teachers303
    Ch. 30What the world can teach us about new teacher induction327
    Ch. 31Results-oriented professional development334
    Ch. 32Clinical supervision and psychological functions347
    Ch. 33A role for technology in professional development? : lessons from IBM358
    Pro-con chart 5 : should the person who helps teachers to improve instruction also evaluate their performance?366
    Case study 5 : a principal works for inclusion367
    Pt. 6Curriculum and policy369
    Professional profile : Gerald W. Bracey370
    Ch. 34Educational demographics : what teachers should know372
    Ch. 35Evidence-based education policies : transforming educational practice and research377
    Ch. 36Challenges for educators : lesbian, gay, and bisexual families387
    Ch. 37Equity and adequacy in school finance today407
    Ch. 38Dichotomizing educational reform414
    Ch. 39A wider lens on the black-white achievement gap421
    Ch. 40Education, equality, and equity428
    Pro-con chart 6 : should parent voice be a major consideration in determining where students attend school?444
    Case study 6 : school board debates bilingual education program445

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