The Pursuit Of Curriculum

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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.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: The Pursuit of Curriculum 1
1 How We Think About Curriculum 7
2 The Institutional Character of Curriculum 25
3 Ways of Understanding: Great Ideas or Eclectic Arts? 39
4 Curriculum Perspectives and Philosophies of Schooling 53
5 The Case for a Deliberative Perspective 73
6 The Commonplace of the Teacher 87
7 The Commonplace of the Student 101
8 The Commonplace of Subject Matter 115
9 The Commonplace of the Milieus 131
10 The Commonplace of Curriculum Making 143
Epilogue: Schooling and the Public Interest 159
Bibliography 171
Author Index 177
Subject Index 181
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