The Pursuit Of Curriculum

The Pursuit Of Curriculum

by William Reid
     
 

Today, practically any situation involving some kind of learning is liable to be referred to as an instance of curriculum. In this book, however, the author defines curriculum as the program or programs offered to students who enter ntar elementary school at age 5 or 6 and leave secondary school somewhere between the ages of 16 and 18. What is the curriculum? What

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Today, practically any situation involving some kind of learning is liable to be referred to as an instance of curriculum. In this book, however, the author defines curriculum as the program or programs offered to students who enter ntar elementary school at age 5 or 6 and leave secondary school somewhere between the ages of 16 and 18. What is the curriculum? What should students be learning? Who should decide what should be taught? How are such decisions to be made? In this volume, the author examines the factors that need to be considered in finding solutions to these questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893919801
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Issues in Curriculum Theory, Policy, and Research Series
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: The Pursuit of Curriculum1
1How We Think About Curriculum7
2The Institutional Character of Curriculum25
3Ways of Understanding: Great Ideas or Eclectic Arts?39
4Curriculum Perspectives and Philosophies of Schooling53
5The Case for a Deliberative Perspective73
6The Commonplace of the Teacher87
7The Commonplace of the Student101
8The Commonplace of Subject Matter115
9The Commonplace of the Milieus131
10The Commonplace of Curriculum Making143
Epilogue: Schooling and the Public Interest159
Bibliography171
Author Index177
Subject Index181

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