Turning Points in Curriculum

Turning Points in Curriculum : A Contemporary American Memoir

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Turning Points in Curriculum: A Contemporary American Memoir, 2nd edition, is a text designed to engage readers in a story of curriculum as a field of intellectual study and invite them to identify with and ultimately participate in this important work. Focusing on the United States, it contains five parts, the first of which offers a backdrop or contextual panorama for parts two through five, which present curriculum's journey through the last half of the twentieth century. Throughout the book, the authors use the term curriculum work over curriculum studies, theory, or development. The broader notion of work allows for variations that include reflection, study, theorizing, construction, inquiry, and deliberation. At the same time, the possibilities for interpretation inherent in the notion of curriculum work allow the authors to steer clear of the more fixed and differential meanings typically associated with more distinctive phrases such as curriculum theorizing or curriculum development. An important goal of Turning Points is to provide readers with multiple levels of engagement in its complex conversation. Toward this end, the authors have combined five distinct elements into the book with an eye toward personalizing readers' interpretative processes.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131128426
  • 9780131128422

Table of contents

PART I: Contextual Panorama for Contemporary Curriculum Work (1897-1946)1. Prelude to Contemporary Curriculum Theory and DevelopmentPART II: The Rise and Fall of Curriculum Specialists (1947-1960)2. Curriculum Development at Its Zenith: Curriculum People3. Transfer by Eminent Domain: National InterestPART III: Reestablishing Agency and Agendas (1961-1969)4. Muted Heretics Endure (1961-1964): "Outsiders"5. Transcending a Muddled Juncture (1965-1969): PublicationsPART IV: (Re)Shaping the Contemporary Curriculum Field (1970-1983)6. The Renaissance Blossoms: Professional Organizations and Gatherings7. From Chorus to Cacophony: Paradigms and PerspectivesPART V. The Uncertainties of Contemporary Curriculum Work (1984 to Lately)8. Implosion and Consolidation: Marginalized Voices9. Difference that Breeds Hybridity: Race, Reform, and Curriculum10. Imagining the Postmillenial Curriculum FieldAfterword: The Age of Pluralism by Wilma LongstreetAfterword to Second Edition: Democratic Education Through Curriculum Work by Jennifer Snow-GeronoBibliographyIndexshow more

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