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The Curriculum Studies Reader collects for the first time significant works by the leading scholars in the field. Beginning with the emergence of curriculum as a distinctive field of inquiry, it follows the main currents of thought through the turmoil of the

curriculum reform era and on to current trends. The editors have taken great care to select writings that reflect the diversity and scope of curriculum theory, research and practice, particularly contemporary issues such as multiculturalism, AIDS education, and national standards. This

collection provides a firm base from which to view the field and survey its future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415916974
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/5/1997
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 0.70 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Scientific Method in Curriculum-making 9
2 My Pedagogic Creed 17
3 Dare the School Build a New Social Order? 24
4 The Rise of Scientific Curriculum Making and Its Aftermath 31
5 School Curriculum Reform in the United States 45
6 Objectives 55
7 Educational Objectives - Help or Hindrance? 69
8 The Taxonomy, Curriculum, and Their Relations 76
9 The Daily Grind 92
10 The Practical: A Language for Curriculum 101
11 The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies 121
12 Poetry and Power: The Politics of Curricular Development 130
13 Curriculum and Consciousness 137
14 Pedagogy of the Oppressed 150
15 Humanistic Trends and the Curriculum Field 159
16 Implementation as Mutual Adaptation: Change in Classroom Organization 167
17 Teachers, Research, and Curriculum Development 178
18 Curriculum and the Work of Teachers 188
19 Forgetting the Questions: The Problem of Educational Reform 198
20 "To Dwell with a Boundless Heart": On the Integrated Curriculum and the Recovery of the Earth 213
21 HIV/AIDS Education: Toward a Collaborative Curriculum 224
22 Can Tracking Research Inform Practice? Technical, Normative, and Political Considerations 247
23 School Reform Based on What Is Taught and Learned 266
24 A New Word for an Old Problem: Multicultural "School Wars" Date to the 1840s 274
25 Race, Class, Gender, and Disability in Current Textbooks 279
26 Toward an Education for Women 306
27 Does Everybody Count? Reflections on Reforms in School Mathematics 324
28 Who Decides What Schools Teach? 337
29 Is There a Curriculum Voice to Reclaim? 342
30 Navigating the Four C's: Building a Bridge over Troubled Waters 350
Index 355
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