Critical Essays on Major Curriculum Theorists / Edition 1

Critical Essays on Major Curriculum Theorists / Edition 1

by David Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415339839

ISBN-13: 9780415339834

Pub. Date: 09/18/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book is a critical appreciation of the work of sixteen leading curriculum theorists, taking account of the writings of a balance of established thinkers and curriculum analysts from the fields of education, philosophy, sociology and psychology. Together these commentators offer a broad perspective with views from the UK, the US and Europe, and from a range of

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This book is a critical appreciation of the work of sixteen leading curriculum theorists, taking account of the writings of a balance of established thinkers and curriculum analysts from the fields of education, philosophy, sociology and psychology. Together these commentators offer a broad perspective with views from the UK, the US and Europe, and from a range of political stances ranging from radical conservatism through liberalism to socialism and libertarianism.
The theorists include major names such as Lev Vygotsky, Jerome Bruner, Maxine Greene, Basil Bernstein, Micheal Foucault, Elliott Eisner, John White, Michael Apple and more. Ideal for students on all teacher training courses looking for an introduction to some of the key educational thinkers of our time, this key text can also be used as a companion volume to the Routledge four-volume set on curriculum theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415339834
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/18/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Behavioural Objectives and W.H.Popham 3. Lawrence Stenhouse and the Process Curriculum 4. Foundationalism and Paul Hirst 5. Michel Foucault and Power-Knowledge 6. Michael Apple on Structure 7. Basil Bernstein on Pedagogy 8. Lev Vygotsky and Internalisation 9. Jerome Bruner and Psycho-Cultural Views on Learning 10. Henri Giroux and Critical Pedagogy 11. Donald Schon and Reflection 12. John White on Autonomy 13. Post-modernism and the Curriculum

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