Contemporary Issues in Curriculum / Edition 5

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Contemporary Issues in Curriculum / Edition 5

Featuring 25% new content, the fifth edition of Contemporary Issues in Curriculum addresses issues in implementation, planning, and evaluation of curriculum at all levels of learning. Divided into six parts–Philosophy, Teaching, Learning, Instruction, Supervision, and Policy– the new edition of this balanced yet eclectic text features ten new chapters written by notable authors including Larry Cuban, Howard Gardner, Andrew Hargreaves, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Stanley Pogrow.

With each new chapter, readers are asked to consider a new author’s viewpoint, thought process, and conclusions about significant and current curriculum issues, from traditional and commonly accepted beliefs to more controversial and cotemporary ideas. Through a variety of learning aids and discussion questions, readers are encouraged to analyze and debate these issues, to formulate their own opinions, and begin to shape their own original ideas about the future direction of curriculum.

  • Focus Questions at the beginning of each chapter offer an advance organizer and encourage critical thinking.
  • Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter encourage student analysis as well as opportunities for further thought and classroom dialogue.
  • Case Studies at the end of each Partinitiate thoughtful discussion of how curriculum issues are played out in the in-service world.
  • “Pro-Con Chart” features succinctly detail the argument and counterargument for the issue covered in each part, allowing readers to better understand the complexities.
  • Curriculum Scholar Profiles at the beginning of each section highlight the achievements of six prominent leaders in the curriculum field.
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    ISBN-13: 9780135094471
    Publisher: Pearson
    Publication date: 03/31/2010
    Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
    Pages: 336
    Sales rank: 1,236,135
    Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

    Table of Contents

    Part 1Curriculum and Philosophy1
    Professional Profile2
    Chapter 1Philosophy as a Basis for Curriculum Decisions5
    Chapter 2Goals and Objectives12
    Chapter 3A Pedagogy of Possibility22
    Chapter 4Art and Imagination: Overcoming a Desperate Stasis32
    Chapter 5There's too Much to Teach39
    Chapter 6Kudzu, Rabbits, and School Reform51
    PRO-CON Chart 1Should the schools introduce a values-centered curriculum for all students?59
    Case Study 1A Clash Concerning the Arts Curriculum60
    Part 2Curriculum and Teaching61
    Professional Profile62
    Chapter 7Teaching Themes of Care64
    Chapter 8The Heart of a Teacher71
    Chapter 9Critical Issues in Teaching82
    Chapter 10Productive Teachers: Assessing the Knowledge Base99
    Chapter 11Knowledge and Teaching: Foundations of the New Reform113
    Chapter 12Honoring Diverse Styles of Beginning Teachers132
    Chapter 13Keeping Good Teachers: Why it Matters, What Leaders Can Do139
    PRO-CON Chart 2Should teachers be held accountable for their teaching?147
    Case Study 2School District Proposes Evaluations by Students148
    Part 3Curriculum and Learning149
    Professional Profile150
    Chapter 14Grappling153
    Chapter 15Critical Thinking-What Can it Be?161
    Chapter 16Creating Creative Minds169
    Chapter 17The Cognitive-Developmental Approach to Moral Education179
    Chapter 18A Critical Examination of Character Education192
    Chapter 19Limiting Students' School Success and Life Chances: The Impact of Tracking208
    Chapter 20What is a "Public School"? Principles for A New Century215
    PRO-CON Chart 3Should special education students be grouped (mainstreamed) into regular education classes?222
    Case Study 3Language and Standardized Testing223
    Part 4Curriculum and Instruction225
    Professional Profile226
    Chapter 21The Search for Methods of Instruction228
    Chapter 22A New Look at School Failure and School Success245
    Chapter 23Needed: A New Educational Civil Rights Movement253
    Chapter 24A Political Humanist Curriculum for the 21st Century262
    Chapter 25The Importance of Multicultural Education273
    Chapter 26Knowledge Alive279
    Chapter 27Educating the Net Generation285
    PRO-CON Chart 4Should academic content standards be used in place of curriculum guides?290
    Case Study 4An Advocate for Longer School Days291
    Part 5Curriculum and Supervision293
    Professional Profile294
    Chapter 28The Politics of Virtue: A New Framework for School Leadership296
    Chapter 29Five Models of Staff Development for Teachers303
    Chapter 30What the World Can Teach Us About New Teacher Induction327
    Chapter 31Results-Oriented Professional Development334
    Chapter 32Clinical Supervision and Psychological Functions347
    Chapter 33A Role for Technology in Professional Development? Lessons from IBM358
    PRO-CON Chart 5Should the person who helps teachers to improve instruction also evaluate their performance?366
    Case Study 5A Principal Works for Inclusion367
    Part 6Curriculum and Policy369
    Professional Profile370
    Chapter 34Educational Demographics: What Teachers Should Know372
    Chapter 35Evidence-Based Education Policies: Transforming Educational Practice and Research377
    Chapter 36Challenges for Educations: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Families387
    Chapter 37Equity and Adequacy in School Finance Today407
    Chapter 38Dichotomizing Educational Reform414
    Chapter 39A Wider Lens on the Black-White Achievement Gap421
    Chapter 40Education, Equality, and Equity428
    PRO-CON Chart 6Should parent voice be a major consideration in determining where students attend school?444
    Case Study 6School Board Debates Bilingual Education Program445
    Name Index448
    Subject Index462

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