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Balanced yet eclectic in its approach, Contemporary Issues in Curriculum reflects the emergent trends in the field of curriculum.
The fourth edition of this issues-oriented collection offers 40 articles by the major thinkers in curriculum study. Designed for students in curriculum, instruction, administration, and teacher education, it explores the issues that affect implementation, planning, and evaluation of curriculum at all levels of learning.
The editors have organized the collection into six Parts: Curriculum and Philosophy, Curriculum and Teaching, Curriculum and Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum and Supervision, and Curriculum and Policy. The readings reflect both traditionally held beliefs and those that are more controversial in nature, providing students and practitioners the opportunity to investigate the breadth of issues that affect curriculum and to access such information in a single source. Readers are encouraged to examine and debate these issues, to formulate their own ideas, and to shape what direction the field of curriculum should take.
The fourth edition features 14 new articles, by such leading scholars as John Goodlad, Linda Darling-Hammond, Evans Clinchy, Andrew Gitlin, Stacey Ornstein, Geneva Gay, David Perkins, Harry Wong, Frank Levy, Richard Murnane, Robert Slavin, Allan Odden, Richard Rothstein, Alan Ornstein, and Edward Pajak.
PART ONE: CURRICULUM AND PHILOSOPHY INTRODUCTION
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Henry A. Giroux
CHAPTER 1 Philosophy as a Basis for Curriculum Decisions, Allan C. Ornstein
CHAPTER 2 Goals and Objectives, Ronald Brandt and Ralph W. Tyler
CHAPTER 3 A Pedagogy of Possibility, Peter McLaren
CHAPTER 4 Art and Imagination, Maxine Greene
CHAPTER 5 There's Too Much to Teach, Jane Roland Martin
CHAPTER 6 Kudzu, Rabbits, and School Reform, John I. Goodlad
PRO-CON CHART 1 SHOULD THE SCHOOLS INTRODUCE A VALUES-CENTERED CURRICULUM FOR ALL STUDENTS?
CASE STUDY 1 A CLASH CONCERNING THE ARTS CURRICULUM
PART TWO: CURRICULUM AND TEACHING INTRODUCTION
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Jere Brophy
CHAPTER 7 Teaching Themes of Care, Nel Noddings
CHAPTER 8 The Heart of a Teacher, Parker J. Palmer
CHAPTER 9 Critical Issues in Teaching, Allan C. Ornstein
CHAPTER 10 Productive Teachers, Herbert J. Walberg
CHAPTER 11 Knowledge and Teaching, Lee Shulman
CHAPTER 12 Honoring Diverse Style of Beginning Teachers, Edward F. Pajak, Elaine Stotko, and Frank Masci
CHAPTER 13 Keeping Good Teachers: Why it Matters and What Leaders Can Do, Linda Darling-Hammond
PRO-CON CHART 2 SHOULD TEACHERS BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR TEACHING?
CASE STUDY 2 SCHOOL DISTRICT PROPOSES EVALUATIONS BY STUDENTS
PART THREE: CURRICULUM AND LEARNING INTRODUCTION
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: Karen Bang-Jensen Kepler Zumwalt
CHAPTER 14 Grappling, Theodore R. Sizer and Nancy Faust Sizer
CHAPTER 15 Critical Thinking - What Can It Be?, Matthew Lippman
CHAPTER 16 Creating Creative Minds, Robert J. Sternberg and Todd I. Lubart
CHAPTER 17 The Cognitive-Developmental Approach to Moral Education, Lawrence Kohlberg
CHAPTER 18 A Critical Examination of Character Education, Alfie Kohn
CHAPTER 19 Limiting Students' School Success and Life Chances, Jeannie S. Oakes
CHAPTER 20 What is a "Public School?" Principles for a New Century, Frederick M. Hess
PRO-CON CHART 3 SHOULD SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS BE MAINSTREAMED INTO ...