Drawing from classic and current studies, this textbook offers a synthesis of historical and contemporary principles and practices related to the creation of effective curricula. Oliva (formerly, Southern Illinois University) also offers a new model that combines curriculum and instruction, identifying the challenges at each stage. Particular attention is given to the theoretical dimensions of curriculum development, the roles of school personnel, the components of the development process, and outcomes and controversies. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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About the Author
Peter F. Oliva, formerly professor and chairperson at Southern Illinois University, Florida International University, and Georgia Southern University, is author of numerous articles in education journals and several textbooks and is co-author of Supervision for Today’s Schools, now in its 8th ed. He has served as a high school teacher, guidance counselor, and as a professor of education at the University of Florida, University of Mississippi, Indiana State University, and the University of Hawaii. He has taught summer sessions at Portland State College (Oregon), Miami University (Ohio), and Western Michigan University. He has also served as part-time instructor supervising interns at the University of Central Florida. He has traveled extensively on educational and/or governmental programs in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Developing the Curriculum has been translated into Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Korean.
William R. Gordon II has served as a teacher and administrator in Orange County Florida Public Schools for the past twenty-seven years. He began his administrative career at University High School twenty years ago as a founding member of the school. Additionally, he was an assistant principal at Glenridge Middle School, Metro West Elementary School, and Bonneville Elementary School before becoming principal at Killarney Elementary School. He then moved to the principalship of Winter Park High School. Under his eleven-year tenure at Winter Park High School the school was consistently named by the State of Florida as a “High-Performing School” due to the school’s rigorous curriculum and outstanding student achievement. Also, U.S. News and World Report repeatedly ranked Winter Park High School in the top one percent of high schools in the nation. He currently serves as the Executive Area Director for the East Learning Community where he is responsible for managing thirty-eight K-12 public schools.
Table of Contents1. Curriculum and Instruction Defined.
2. Principles of Curriculum Development.
3. Curriculum Planning: A Multilevel, Multisector Process.
4. Curriculum Planning: the Human Dimension.
5. Models for Curriculum Development.
6. Philosophy and Aims of Education.
7. Needs Assessment.
8. Curriculum Goals and Objectives.
9. Organizing and Implementing the Curriculum.
10. Instructional Goals and Objectives.
11. Selecting and Implementing Strategies of Instruction.
12. Evaluating Instruction.
13. Evaluating the Curriculum.
14. Problems in Curriculum Development.
15. Curriculum Products.