Curriculum Wisdom : Educational Decisions in Democratic Societies / Edition 1

Curriculum Wisdom : Educational Decisions in Democratic Societies / Edition 1

by James G. Henderson, Kathleen Kesson, Kathleen R. Kesson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131118196

ISBN-13: 9780131118195

Pub. Date: 10/28/2003

Publisher: Pearson

Written by two of the most-recognized names in the field, the heart of this book revolves around the seven “modes of inquiry” that serve as guiding principles for designing curriculum that meets the needs of students, educators, parents, and the community at large. Coverage carefully balances theory and practicality, draws inspiration

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Written by two of the most-recognized names in the field, the heart of this book revolves around the seven “modes of inquiry” that serve as guiding principles for designing curriculum that meets the needs of students, educators, parents, and the community at large. Coverage carefully balances theory and practicality, draws inspiration from a wide range of disciplines and contexts, and incorporates the wisdom of practicing curriculum designers from this country and others. Chapter titles include Curriculum Wisdom in Democratic Societies, Pragmatism: A Philosophy for Democratic Educators, The Arts of Inquiry: Toward Holographic Thinking, Personal and Structural Challenges, and Implications for Educational Practice. For teachers and administrators responsible for designing and implementing curriculum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131118195
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.15(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Curriculum Wisdom in Democratic Societies.

2. Pragmatism: A Philosophy for Democratic Educators.

3. The Arts of Inquiry: Toward Holographic Thinking.

4. Personal and Structural Challenges.

5. Implications for Educational Practice.

6. Three Practitioner Commentaries.

7. Two Teacher Narratives.

8. Two Administrative Narratives.

9. Three International Commentaries.

Afterword.

Glossary.

Index.

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