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Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues, continues the tradition of this popular book by providing comprehensive treatment of the curriculum field: foundations as well as the principles and procedures for conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum. Edited for a more concise presentation of material, it retains its solid coverage of the philosophical, historical, psychological, and social foundations of curriculum. The Fifth Edition has also been updated to include the most current research and thinking in curriculum including discussion of both technical and non-technical models of curriculum development and how these models might be utilized in a changing and emerging curriculum environment.


Updated to include the most current research and thinking in curriculum.

Explore the connections between curriculum theory and practice through integration ofkey curriculum theories.  Previously found in the Curriculum Theory chapter, this material is now included throughout  the chapters in Part II.

Step through the curriculum process from start to finish in a new chapter organization located in Part II, Principles of Curriculum:  Curriculum Design first, followed by Curriculum Development, then Curriculum Implementation, and finally Curriculum Evaluation. 

Prepare for today's standards-based curriculum environment in the Curriculum Development chapter (Ch.7), which integrates the Aims, Goals, and Objectiveschapter found in the previous edition.  

The authors have carefully revised each page for clarity andstreamlined content for an optimal learning experience.


Curriculum Tips give practical meaning to the research and insights into the curriculum process.

Focusing Questions set the stage for the main ideas in the chapter.

Overview Tables provide summaries of major concepts and principles.

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A basic text for those studying curriculum development and planning, as well as a reference for teachers, supervisors, and administrators. Overviews foundations, principles, and issues in the field, combining coverage of both theory and practice, and presents various theories and paradigms, some competing. This third edition maintains curriculum tips, chapter-opening focus questions, and overview tables. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205405640
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/8/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Curriculum Tips
1 Field of Curriculum 1
2 Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum 31
3 Historical Foundations of Curriculum 62
4 Psychological Foundations of Curriculum 100
5 Social Foundations of Curriculum 137
6 Curriculum Theory 171
7 Curriculum Development 194
8 Curriculum Design 232
9 Aims, Goals, and Objectives 268
10 Curriculum Implementation 291
11 Curriculum Evaluation 319
12 Curriculum Issues and Trends 351
13 Future Directions for Curriculum 381
Name Index 404
Subject Index 407
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