For graduate level courses in Curriculum Development: K-12.Curriculum work is a complex and sophisticated endeavor. This authoritative new text explores this complexity not only by examining the theoretical foundations and principles of curriculum development but also by considering its political context and the collaborative nature of much of curriculum work. Moreover, this text provides numerous practical ideas for engaging in the work of curriculum development and implementation. Comprehensive and scholarly, it explores influences from history and tradition, learning theory, philosophy, and sociology; introduces validated approaches to design and prioritizing; offers guidelines for assessing documents; and provides a wealth of information on implementation.
- Paperback | 308 pages
- 188 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 567g
- 09 Sep 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Table of contents
1. Defining "Curriculum" and Recognizing Its Influence on Perception. 2. History and Its Influence on the Curriculum. 3. Society, Learner Characteristics, and Academic Content as Curriculum Influencers. 4. Working with Curriculum Standards. 5. Influences of Philosophy, Learning Theory, and Sociology. 6. People and Roles in Curriculum Work. 7. Design Alternatives and Needs Assessment. 8. Selecting, Organizing, Sequencing, and Prioritizing Content. 9. Documenting Curriculum Decisions. 10. Implementing Curriculum Changes. 11. Evaluating the Curriculum. Glossary. Name Index. Subject Index.