Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development : Theory into Practice

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For Curriculum and Curriculum Planning courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. With its focus on the application of theory to actual classroom practice, this text's treatment of the full spectrum of curriculum design and practice has set the standard for completeness for nearly two decades. Part I explores the historical roots of current curriculum issues and practices, emphasizing the assessment of leading efforts at reform. Part II offers a critique of changing concepts of curriculum, conflicting curriculum and educational rationales, and influences for and against change. In Part III, major crosscurrents in reform and reconstruction are discussed, including social crises, the "knowledge explosion", curriculum articulation, and emerging designs. Part IV focuses on curriculum research and improvement, paying particular attention to the roles of teachers, supervisors, administrators, and curriculum specialists in the more

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  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 200.7 x 254 x 25.4mm | 1,224.71g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Old Tappan, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130864730
  • 9780130864734
  • 1,652,787

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PART I Perspectives and Prospects Chapter 1 In the Beginning: Heroes, Events, and Curriculum Chapter 2 New Directions and Turning Points in the Curriculum Chapter 3 Century of the Curriculum Chapter 4 The Modern Curriculum: Its Evolution PART II The Emergent Curriculum Field Chapter 5 Changing Conceptions of Curriculum Chapter 6 A Paradigm for the Curriculum Field: Compass for Curriculum Renewal Chapter 7 Sources and Forces for Curriculum Renewal: Society and the World of Knowledge Chapter 8 The Nature of the Learner as Curricular Source and Influence Chapter 9 Curricular Sources and Influences: Conflicting Educational Theories PART III Curriculum Design, Development, and Evaluation Chapter 10 The Search for a Core Curriculum: General Education in a Free Society Chapter 11 Determining the Structure of the Curriculum: Design for Synthesis Chapter 12 Proposals for Reform: Curricular Priorities and Polarities Chapter 13 The Curriculum and the World of Work PART IV Improving the Curriculum Chapter 14 Interpreting Research for Curriculum Improvement Chapter 15 Who Makes the Curriculum? Chapter 16 School Renewal: Ways and Means Epilogue Referencesshow more

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