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"Of other curriculum texts, this one is the hallmark of historical information regarding curriculum development. It contains solid information and is easy to understand." -- Barbara Rahal, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
"This textbook, in my judgment, is a top seller in the discipline. Therefore, it is a very good basic text for the discipline." -- Larry Cross, Governors State University
|Ch. 1||New challenges, new opportunities||1|
|Ch. 2||Philosophy and curriculum design||35|
|Ch. 3||Managing curriculum development||73|
|Ch. 4||New world of standards-based curriculum||135|
|Ch. 5||Curriculum development in the classroom||175|
|Ch. 6||Elemiddle school programs and issues||193|
|Ch. 7||Secondary school and beyond||267|
|Ch. 8||Technology, curriculum, and the future||297|
|Ch. 9||Applications and activities||327|
|App. A||Training paradigm for curriculum developers||342|
|App. B||Partial listing of organizations and associations affecting United States education||343|
The sixth edition of this text deviates from previous editions by focusing on the future of education rather than historical precedent. Chapters 1 and 6 address the impact of the new technologies on curriculum development in schools and provide educational leaders with new paradigms for understanding the changes that are occurring as we enter the twenty-first century.
In the past several years, teaching and learning in schools have shifted from the traditional construct of the teacher as the center of learning to a new model focused on the student as the critical ingredient in the classroom. This shift has major implications for both learning theory and instruction. We believe that this change also may be viewed as an opportunity to fulfill the century-old goal of progressive education to individualize instruction for all students.
In this edition we present curriculum development as a process of selecting from many options available to planners. In Chapter 6, eight curriculum designs are proffered that may shape future Internet-assisted lessons. The "newtextbook" is discussed, and sample lessons are provided.
Also new in this edition are updates on model schools in the United States, links to the latest resources relating to curriculum development, new readings, and updated learning activities at the conclusion of each chapter.
We are grateful to the following reviewers for their helpful suggestions in the development of this manuscript: Muhammad Betz, Southeastern Oklahoma State University; Bonnie M. Beyer, University of Michigan, Dearborn; Carrine Bishop, Jackson State University; Cynthia G. Kruger, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; and Kay W Terry, Western Kentucky University. We also remain indebted to our editor, Debbie Stollenwerk, for her helpful assistance in the renewal of this long-running text.
Posted January 21, 2011
We have been using this text at our university for years. This edition is the best yet. Particularly interesting is the way the authors link curriculum and comparative education. This is a breakthrough book and should be read by politicans in the United States.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.