Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issuesby Allan C. Ornstein
Pub. Date: 03/28/2012
Publisher: Pearson Educacion
New teachers and school administrators are often faced with the challenge of conceptualizing, developing, and evaluating curriculum. They need solid coverage of the philosophical, historical, psychological, and social foundations of curriculum. This book provides just that and more. Throughout this book, readers are engaged in considering the tension between postmodern thinking and modern thinking and how they are impacting curriculum deliberation, development, and implementation. Topics include: the field of curriculum, social and psychological foundations, development, design, evaluation, and much more. New and practicing teachers and school administrators.
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Table of Contents
All chapters close with "Conclusion."
1. The Field of Curriculum.
Definition of Curriculum.
Foundations of Curriculum.
Domains of Curriculum.
Theory and Practice.
The Roles of the Curriculum Worker.
I. FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM.
2. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum.
Philosophy and Curriculum.
3. Historical Foundations of Curriculum.
The Colonial Period: 1642-1776.
The National Period: 1776-1850.
Nineteenth-Century European Educators.
The Rise of Universal Education: 1820-1920.
The Transitional Period: 1893-1918.
Curriculum as a Field Is Born: 1918-1949.
4. Psychological Foundations of Curriculum.
Phenomenology and Humanistic Psychology.
5. Social Foundations of Curriculum.
Sociology, Education, and Schooling.
A Dynamic Changing Society.
Processing Social-Education Priorities.
National Task Force Reports on Education.
Planning for Educational Change.
6. Theoretical Ways of Thinking about Curriculum.
The Classic Bases of Curriculum Theorizing.
The Functions of Theory.
Metaphors and Theoretical Camps.
Directions for the Future.
II. PRINCIPLES OF CURRICULUM.
7. Curriculum Development.
Componentsto Consider in Developing a Curriculum.
Participants in Developing the Curriculum.
8. Curriculum Design.
Components of Design.
Design Dimension Considerations.
Representative Curriculum Designs.
9. Aims, Goals, and Objectives.
Aims of Education.
Goals of Education.
Objectives of Education.
Approaches to Educational Objectives.
10. Curriculum Implementation.
The Nature of Implementation.
Implementation as a Change Process.
Curriculum Implementation Models.
Roles of the Key Players.
11. Curriculum Evaluation.
The Nature and Purpose of Evaluation.
Approaches to Evaluation.
Scientific-Positivistic Evaluation Models.
Humanistic and Naturalistic Evaluation Models.
Practices and Issues of Evaluation.
Roles Played in Evaluation.
III. ISSUES OF CURRICULUM.
12. Curriculum Issues and Trends.
Technology and Curriculum.
Increasing Politicalization of the Curriculum.
13. Future Directions for Curriculum.
Future and Futurism.
Curriculum Considerations and Choice.
The Challenge of Dealing with the Future.
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