Politics of Curriculum Decision-Making: Issues in Centralizing the Curriculum / Edition 1

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Educators present a range of perspectives and opinions on the trend towards centralizing decision making about school curricula, especially at the state level. Half of the ten individually authored chapters review the history and current state of curriculum decision making. The others survey the impact of centralization on teacher education, local schools, teacher organizations, and other aspects. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Introduction
M. Frances Klein

Part I. Current Trends and History of Curriculum Decision Making

1. Curriculum Making as a Sociopolitical Process
John I. Goodlad

2. A Conceptual Framework for Curriculum Decision Making
M. Frances Klein

3. Two Visions of Federalism and the Control of the Curriculum
Tyll van Geel

4. Centralizing Curriculum at the State Level
Chris Pipho

5. Historical Perspective on Centralizing Curriculum
William H. Schubert

Part II. Perspectives on the Centralization of Curriculum Decision Making

6. Teacher Education and Curriculum Decision Making: The Issue of Teacher Professionalism
Gary A. Griffin

7. Centralized Curriculum: Effects on the Local School Level
Martin G. Brooks

8. Organizational Metaphors, Curriculum Reform, and Local School and District Change
Audrey James Schwartz

9. Centralized Curriculum Decision Making: The View from the Organized Teaching Profession
Robert M. McClure

10. Issues from Curriculum Theory in the Centralization of Curriculum
M. Frances Klein

Index

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