Turning Points in Curriculum: A Contemporary American Memoir / Edition 2

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Presenting a historic and contemporary look at curriculum's journey–from its conceptualization in 1947 to present–this innovative work combines intellectual commentary, impressionistic portraiture, parallel tales, interviews, and excerpted scholarly materials to create a living history of the curriculum field. Unique in approach, it uses rich narrative, primary sources and thoughtful discussion to reveal the complex issues and dynamic conversations that have shaped major Turning Points in American curriculum. It is a book that chronicles contemporary curriculum and invites readers to identify with and ultimately participate in this important field of intellectual study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131128422
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 8/6/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

PART I Contextual Panorama for Contemporary Curriculum Work (1897-1946)

Chapter 1 Prelude to Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Development

PART II The Rise and Fall of Curriculum Specialists (1947-1960)

Chapter 2 Curriculum Development at Its Zenith: Curriculum People

Chapter 3 Transfer by Eminent Domain: National Interest

PART III Reestablishing Agency and Agendas (1961-1969)

Chapter 4 Muted Heretics Endure (1961-1964): "Outsiders"

Chapter 5 Transcending a Muddled Juncture (1965-1969): Publications

PART IV (Re)Shaping the Contemporary Curriculum Field (1970-1983)

Chapter 6 The Renaissance Blossoms: Professional Organizations and Gatherings

Chapter 7 From Chorus to Cacophony: Paradigms and Perspectives

PART V The Uncertainties of Contemporary Curriculum Work (1984 to Lately)

Chapter 8 Implosion and Consolidation: Marginalized Voices

Chapter 9 Difference that Breeds Hybridity: Race, Reform, and Curriculum

Chapter 10 Imagining the Postmillenial Curriculum Field

Afterword: The Age of Pluralism by Wilma Longstreet

Afterword to Second Edition: Democratic Education Through Curriculum Work by Jennifer Snow-Gerono



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