Curriculum: The Teacher's Initiative / Edition 2

Curriculum: The Teacher's Initiative / Edition 2

by John D. McNeil
     
 

Exceptional in relating curriculum to teaching strategies and methods, this book includes the latest in curriculum development, practice, theory, and instructional strategies based on research in how people learn. It is designed to engage teachers in understanding curriculum, reflecting upon it and carrying out their own role in curriculum making. Constructivist… See more details below

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Exceptional in relating curriculum to teaching strategies and methods, this book includes the latest in curriculum development, practice, theory, and instructional strategies based on research in how people learn. It is designed to engage teachers in understanding curriculum, reflecting upon it and carrying out their own role in curriculum making. Constructivist pedagogy is a central element throughout the book. Attention to the political and social forces impacting the teacher's role provide information on the accountability movement, the profitization of education, changed views of learning and the influence of technology. Chapter One, Who Makes Curriculum? Roles and Levels of Decision Making, describes federal, state and local efforts to control curriculum, and provides specific cases and suggestions that show how teachers can fulfill their moral, critical and professional responsibilities within these official constraints. Chapter Two, Curriculum in the Context of School Reform, offers an in-depth, up-to-date examination of the impact of various reform policies on classroom practices. Coverage of multiculturalism, globalization, reform, assessment, and standards encourages consideration of the most recent trends and issues influencing curriculum development. For teachers and curriculum makers of kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137443840
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/11/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
7.49(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Giving Voice to Students1
1Constructivist and Activity Curricula3
2Personal Development in the Academic Context32
Pt. 2Labyrinth of Curriculum Relevance51
3Adapting to Social Change53
4Fomenting Social Change71
Pt. 3Stories of School Subjects87
5The Humanities and Social Sciences89
6Mathematics and Science in the School Curriculum113
Pt. 4Creating Curriculum in the Classroom137
7Curriculum and Planning139
8Assessment in the Context of Contructivism162
Pt. 5Curriculum Materials as Opportunities for Curriculum Development177
9Assessing and Selecting Curriculum Materials179
10Mediating and Adapting Curriculum Materials201
Coda: Teachers and the Substantive Issues of Curriculum214
Author Index217
Subject Index219

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