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Curriculum and Aims / Edition 5

Curriculum and Aims / Edition 5

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ISBN-13: 9780807749845
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Series: Thinking about Education
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 544,565
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The Teacher and the Curriculum1
Ambivalent Feelings About Curriculum Work2
Finding Time and Resources for Curriculum Work3
Who Has the Authority to Make Curriculum Decisions?4
When Is a Curriculum Change a Change for the Better?6
Preparing for Curriculum Work9
Chapter 2The Aims of Education12
Aims as Ideals13
Progressive and Traditional Perspectives on Curriculum18
Curriculum Theory23
Chapter 3General Education25
Teaching the Basics26
Historical Precedents27
Relating School to Life31
In Search of the Best Curriculum for General Education33
The Value of Different Perspectives36
Chapter 4Conceptualizing Curriculum Phenomena39
Knowledge in Use41
Conceptualizing the Instructional Process43
The Structure of Subjects46
Meaningful Learning Experiences46
Program Conceptualization48
Chapter 5Procedures for Curriculum Making53
Sources of Curriculum Making53
The Tyler Rationale55
Schwab's Practical and Eclectic Approach59
Freire's Emancipation Approach61
The Politics of Curriculum Making63
Chapter 6Explaining and Critiquing Curriculum Practices66
A Critique of the Tyler Rationale67
Curriculum and Criticism of Modern Life69
Understanding How Curriculum Works in the Classroom70
Curriculum in Relation to Culture72
Chapter 7Cross-Currents of Reform77
The Anatomy of Reforms80
Reform and Incremental Change81
Teachers and Reform86
Who's in Charge of the Curriculum?87
The American Curriculum Influence System89
Is Reform a Good Thing?91
Reform: Pros and Cons93
Working with Reform94
Curriculum Today and Tomorrow95
Chapter 8Cases and Disputes99
Curriculum Change101
Freedom and Learning102
Education for Life103
Workforce School105
Individual Differences and Equality of Opportunity106
Mass or Class Culture?107
National Reports on Education108
Go Fly a Kite109
Individualized Learning111
Grading Policies112
A Social Studies Curriculum113
To Each His Own114
The Geometry Curriculum116
Do Procedures Make a Difference?117
Teaching "Relevant" Literature118
The Teacher as Critic119
Theory and Practice120
One School's Philosophy of Education121
Whose Aims Matter?122
Annotated Bibliography129

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