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Curriculum Trends

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Curriculum Trends: A Reference Handbook presents the most expansive, up-to-date survey of curriculum development in the United States, ranging from its history and the origins of the cry for higher standards, to societal influences on schools and the legal challenges they face today.

Supported by examples illustrating both successful and failed school reforms, critical developments of the past 25 years and their impacts—including the rise of charter schools, home schooling, the ...

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Overview

Curriculum Trends: A Reference Handbook presents the most expansive, up-to-date survey of curriculum development in the United States, ranging from its history and the origins of the cry for higher standards, to societal influences on schools and the legal challenges they face today.

Supported by examples illustrating both successful and failed school reforms, critical developments of the past 25 years and their impacts—including the rise of charter schools, home schooling, the standards movement, high-stakes testing, and authentic assessment—are carefully analyzed. The first work to examine ethical concerns with multicultural and multilingual students also addresses professionalism in teaching and teacher education.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851094615
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2003
  • Series: Contemporary Education Issues Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 254
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
Preface
Dedication and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction and Framing the Field 1
Curriculum Trends as a Painting 2
The First Stroke: The Traditionalist View of Curriculum Trends 2
The Next Stroke: The Reconceptualists 6
Another Stroke: The Postmodern Trends in Curriculum 9
Legal Cases That Have Shaped Curriculum Trends 11
Integrated Thematic Units 15
The Next Strokes: Curriculum as Ethical, Aesthetic, and Autobiographical Work 42
Curriculum Trends, School Reform, Standards, and Assessment 69
Some Ethical Problems with the Standards Movement 71
No Easy Questions: The Manufactured Crisis 81
Understanding Curriculum through Standards and Assessment 83
Hopeful Signs 86
Ch. 2 Chronology 93
From the 1890s to the 1920s: The Pretraditionalist Era 93
From the 1920s to the 1950s: The Traditionalist Era 94
From the 1960s to the 1980s: The Reconceptualist Era 95
From the 1980s Onward: The Postmodern Critical Era 97
Ch. 3 Organizations That Support or Relate to Curriculum Trends 101
Related Key Organizations 101
Information Providers 104
Related Educational Groups 107
Ch. 4 Print and Nonprint Resources 121
Major Texts about Curriculum Trends 121
Selected Articles Regarding Curriculum Trends 128
Journals in the Field 136
Videotapes Related to Curriculum Trends 139
Ch. 5 Curriculum Trends for the Future: Hope and Possibility 157
Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Curriculum 157
Integrating the Arts into the Curriculum 160
Critical Thinking, Critical Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies and Writing in the Curriculum 161
Authentic Assessment 174
App. A: A Glossary of Terms Related to Curriculum Trends 183
App. B Questions for Reflection on Curriculum as Ethical Text 187
App. C Reflections on Curriculum as Aesthetic Text 189
App. D Curriculum as Autobiographical Text 191
App. E Curriculum as Spiritual Text: An Example 197
App. F Sample of a Reflective Journal Entry 203
App. G Samples of Reflective Journal Writing as a Performance Task 211
App. H Examples of Reflection on Curriculum as Racial Text 219
Index 227
About the Author 235
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