Curriculum Studies Reader / Edition 3

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In this much-anticipated third edition of the best-selling anthology, David J. Flinders and Stephen J. Thornton once again bring together the best scholarship in curriculum studies. From John Dewey’s nineteenth-century creed to Nel Noddings’ twenty-first century aims, this thoughtful combination of new and timely essays provides a complete survey of the discipline coupled with concrete examples of innovative curriculum and an examination of contemporary topics. New to this edition are additional historical and contextual pieces from Maria Montessori and Jerome Bruner, and a thoroughly updated collection of contemporary selections, reflecting issues such as standardization, high-stakes testing, and globalization.

Carefully balanced to engage with the history of curriculum studies while simultaneously looking ahead to its future, The Curriculum Studies Reader continues to be the most authoritative collection in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415963213
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/16/2009
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 0.70 (w) x 1.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

David J. Flinders is Professor of Curriculum Studies in the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Stephen J. Thornton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at University of South Florida.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition


Part One: Looking Back: A Prologue to Curriculum Studies

Introduction to Part One

1. Scientific Method in Curriculum-Making, Franklin Bobbitt

2. A Critical Consideration of the New Pedagogy in its Relation to Modern Science, Maria Montessori***

3. My Pedagogic Creed, John Dewey

4. The Public School and the Immigrant Child, Jane Addams

5. Dare the School Build a New Social Order? George S. Counts

6. The Rise of Scientific Curriculum-Making and Its Aftermath, Herbert M. Kliebard

Part Two: Curriculum At Education’s Center Stage

Introduction to Part Two

7. Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction, Ralph W. Tyler

8. Man: A Course of Study, Jerome S. Bruner***

9. Objectives, W. James Popham

10. Educational Objectives—Help or Hindrance? Elliot W. Eisner

11. The Daily Grind, Phillip W. Jackson

12. The Practical: A Language for Curriculum, Joseph J. Schwab

Part Three: Reconceptualizing Curriculum Theory

Introduction to Part Three

13. Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire

14. Curriculum and Consciousness, Maxine Greene

15. The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies, William F. Pinar

16. The Paideia Proposal, Mortimer J. Adler

17. The False Promise of the Paideia: A Cricitcal Review of the Paideia Proposal, Nel Noddings

18. Implementation as Mutual Adaptation: Change in Classroom Organization, Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin

19. Controlling the Work of Teachers, Michael W. Apple

20. How Schools Shortchange Girls: Three Perspectives on Curriculum, American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Part Four: After a Century of Curriculum Thought: Change and Continuity

Introduction to Part Four

21. HIV/AIDS Education: Toward a Collaborative Curriculum, Jonathan Silin

22. The Four R’s—An Alternative to the Tyler Rational, William E. Doll Jr.

23. Generational Ideas in Curriculum: A Historical Triangulation, Peter S. Hlebowitsh

24. High-Stakes Testing and Curriculum Control: A Qualitative Metasynthesis, Wayne Au***

25. Standardizing Knowledge in a Multicultural Society, Christine Sleeter and Jamy Stillman***

26. Outside the Core: Accountability in Tested and Untested Subjects, Leslie Siskin***

27. What Does it Mean to Say a School is Doing Well? Elliot W. Eisner

28. Subtractive Schooling, Caring Relations, and Social Capital in the Schooling of U.S.-Mexican Youth, Angela Valenzuela***

29. Teacher Experiences of Culture in the Curriculum, Elaine Chan***

30. Silence on Gays and Lesbians in Social Studies Curriculum, Stephen J. Thornton

31. Curriculum and Teaching Face Globalization, David Geoffrey Smith***

32. Gender Perspectives on Educating for Global Citizenship, Peggy McIntosh***

33. The Classroom Practice of Commons Education, C. A. Bowers***

34. The Aims of Education, Nel Noddings

***Denotes new additions for the Third Edition

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