Curriculum : An Integrative Introduction

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For a graduate level Curriculum Development or Curriculum Planning course (K-12).Written with a broad-based approach to curriculum, this text includes processes of curriculum development, use, and evaluation. Unlike competing texts, it bridges curriculum theory to practice by applying chapter content to the development of curriculum projects and to planning their use and evaluation. Two major themes of the book are 1) curriculum processes involve decision making by people who are guided by their beliefs and values about what students should learn and 2) curricular change occurs only after individuals have made internal transitions.
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  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 193 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 816.48g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130807001
  • 9780130807007

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM PROCESSES, PRODUCTS, AND PERSONNEL. 1. Overview of Curriculum Processes and Products. 2. Curriculum Decision Making: Its Nature and Personnel. II. BASES FOR CURRICULUM PROCESSES. 3. Curriculum Organization. 4. Studies of Subject Matter. 5. Studies of Society and Culture. 6. Studies of Learners. III. CREATION AND VALIDATION OF CONTENT FOR CURRICULUM PROJECTS. 7. Views of Education Statements for Curriculum Projects. 8. Content for Curriculum Projects. 9. Needs Assessments for Curriculum Projects. 10. Learning Outcomes and Learning Experiences for Technically Developed Curriculum Projects. 11. Learning Experiences for Nontechnically Developed Curriculum Projects. IV. USE AND EVALUATION OF CURRICULUM PROJECTS. 12. Use of Curriculum Projects. 13. Evaluation of Curriculum Projects. Epilogue. Answers to Selected Action Points. Appendixes. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
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