Curriculum: Problems, Politics, and Possibilities

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Such was the praise for the first edition of The Curriculum. Now Landon E. Beyer and Michael W. Apple join together with other notable contributors in this new edition to examine a range of issues, ideas, and practices connected to the development, evaluation, and effects of curriculum ideas and practices.

With substantially new and revised material, the book includes both historical and contemporary efforts to redefine the public school curriculum. It analyzes both the explicit...

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Overview

Such was the praise for the first edition of The Curriculum. Now Landon E. Beyer and Michael W. Apple join together with other notable contributors in this new edition to examine a range of issues, ideas, and practices connected to the development, evaluation, and effects of curriculum ideas and practices.

With substantially new and revised material, the book includes both historical and contemporary efforts to redefine the public school curriculum. It analyzes both the explicit ideas that are conveyed through the curriculum as well as the social, political, aesthetic, ethical, and moral perspectives and values with which curriculum is connected. In outlining both theoretical and practical aspects of the curriculum, and the social values and purposes with which they are connected, the book raises a host of important questions and dilemmas about the nature and direction of educational policies and practices.

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Examines a range of ideas, issues, and practices connected to the development, evaluation, and effects of curriculum ideas and practices. Describes historical and contemporary efforts to redefine the public school curriculum, and analyzes both the explicit ideas that are conveyed through the curriculum as well as the social, political, aesthetic, ethical, and moral perspectives and values with which curriculum is connected. Outlines both theoretical issues and practical possibilities in the process of raising questions about the nature and direction of educational policies and practices. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Examines six major areas of theory and practice which exemplify the field of curriculum: historical dimensions of the field; planning and organizing the curricula for the public schools; the problem of selecting appropriate content for inclusion in the curriculum; the effect of the workplace of teaching on curriculum theory and development; technology and curriculum; and problems of evaluation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887068188
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1988
  • Series: SUNY series, Frontiers in Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Values and Politics in the Curriculum
Landon E. Breyer and Michael W. Apple

I. Curriculum: Its Past and Present

2. The Effort to Reconstruct the Modern American Curriculum
Herbert M. Kliebard

3. Contestation and Curriculum: The Efforts of American Socialists, 1900-1920
Kenneth N. Teitelbaum

4. What Goes on in Classrooms? Is This the Way We Want It?
Kenneth A. Sirotnik

II. Curriculum and Planning

5. Models of Curriculum Planning
George J. Posner

6. Multicultural Curricula: "Who Knowledge?" and Beyond
Susan E. Noffke

7. What We've Learned from "Living in the Future"
Barbara Broghage, Gary Weilbacher, and James A. Beane

III. Curriculum and Knowledge Selection

8. Curriculum Platforms and Moral Stories
Thomas E. Barone and Donal S. Blumenfield-Jones

9. The Culture and Commerce of the Textbook
Michael W. Apple

10. Democracy and the Curriculum
George H. Wood

IV. Curriculum and the Work of Teachers

11. Toward a Theory of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Gloria Landson-Billings

12. Teaching, Gender, and Curriculum
Sara E. Freedman

13. Schooling for Democracy: What Kind?
Landon E. Beyer

V. Curriculum and Technology

14. The Regime of Technology in Education
Douglas D. Noble

15. A Critical Analysis of Three Approaches to the Use of Computers in Education
Michael J. Steibel

16. Teaching and Technology
Michael W. Apple

VI. Curriculum and Evaluation

17. The Human Problems and Possibilities of Curriculum Evaluation
George Willis

18. Developing Curriculum through School Self-Evaluation
Helen Simons

19. Democratic Evaluation: Aesthetic, Ethical Stories in Schools
Landon E. Beyer and Jo Anne Pagano

Contributors
Index

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