Curriculum : An Integrative Introduction

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in Curriculum Development and/or Curriculum Planning. Defining curriculum broadly, as "what is taught in schools," this practical text arranges content around two major themes: 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. Unlike its competition, this text painstakingly bridges curriculum theory to practice, exploring ways to develop curriculum, implement a curriculum plan, and assess a school's curriculum by applying chapter content to sample curriculum projects. Through accessible, jargon-free language and student-friendly pedagogy, the author shows both how practice informs theory and how use of theory helps educators engage in curriculum tasks appropriately.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 190.5 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131112910
  • 9780131112919

Table of contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, AND PERSONNEL. 1. Overview of Curriculum Products and Processes. 2. Curriculum Decision Making: Its Nature and Personnel. PART 2: BASES FOR CURRICULUM PROCESSES. 3. Curriculum Organization. 4. Knowledge and Subject Matter. 5. Society and Culture. 6. Learners.PART 3: DEVELOPMENT, USE, AND EVALUATION OF INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL CURRICULUM PROJECTS. 7. Introductions of Instructional Level Curriculum Projects. 8. Content for Instructional Level Curriculum Projects. 9. Creation of Instructional Level Outcomes Projects. 10. Implementation of Instructional Level Outcomes Projects. 11. Creation and Enactment of Experience Curriculum Projects. 12. Curriculum Evaluation. Answers to Action Points. Appendix A: Curriculum Projects. Appendix B: The Program Evaluation Standards. Glossary. References.
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