Curriculum Wisdom : Educational Decisions in Democratic Societies
For doctoral-level Curriculum Theory and Development courses.Written by two of the most-recognized names in the field. At the heart of the text are seven "modes of inquiry" that serve as guiding principles for designing curriculum that meets the needs of students, educators, parents, and the larger community. Coverage carefully balances theory and practicality, draws inspiration from a wide range of disciplines and contexts, and incorporates the wisdom of practicing curriculum designers from this country and others.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 185.4 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 408.24g
- 01 Dec 2003
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Table of contents
Preface. 1. Curriculum Wisdom in Democratic Societies. 2. Pragmatism: A Philosophy for Democratic Educators. 3. The Arts of Inquiry: Toward Holographic Thinking. 4. Personal and Structural Challenges. 5. Implications for Educational Practice. 6. Three Practitioner Commentaries. 7. Two Teacher Narratives. 8. Two Administrative Narratives. 9. Three International Commentaries. Afterword. Glossary. Index.
"Overall this text ...advances our notions of curriculum. It incorporates reflective thinking, higher order thinking, and widens the conversation to include international commentaries and examples for learners. I think this is a must-read for all in the field of curriculum." - Valerie J.Janesick, Ph.D., University of South Florida - Tampa"...Curriculum Wisdom strikes me as a book that holds real promise to those educators who seek deeper understanding and wider kinship for the feelings, beliefs, and actions they currently find themselves struggling with ...(it) presents a more comprehensive (and complex) theoretical understanding of democratic curriculum leadership..." - J. Dan Marshall, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University