Curriculum on the Edge of Survival: How Schools Fail to Prepare Students for Membership in a Democracyby Daniel Heller
Daniel A. Heller contends that public education is in a downward spiral because we have failed to notice the erosion of the basic curricular dimensions that support the preparation of students as active participants in our ever-changing world. While many books explain procedural knowledge such as how to differentiate instruction, how to create standards-based curriculum, or how to write a constructivist lesson-Curriculum on the Edge of Survival discusses the "what" and "why" rather than the "how." What is the purpose of schools in a free, democratic society, and why is the answer to that question crucial in deciding the most fundamental questions about curriculum?
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Daniel A. Heller is the curriculum coordinator for the Windham Southwest Supervisory Union and principal of the Halifax Elementary (K-8) School in Vermont
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Daniel A. Heller was a teacher, principal, and district curriculum coordinator during his 33-year career in education.
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