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Contemporary Readings in Curriculum : Contemporary Readings Ser. - Barbara Slater Stern

Contemporary Readings in Curriculum

Contemporary Readings Ser.

By: Barbara Slater Stern (Editor), Marcella L. Kysilka (Editor)

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ÿ"This book combines a number of excellent authors thinking about curriculum. It's a nice blend of known authors and newer writers in the field." - Robert C. Morris, University of West Georgia

"The range of topics-reading, science, art-makes this a complete and comprehensive reader for both novices and experienced educational teachers and leaders."
-Jeffrey S. Kaplan, University of Central Florida

Contemporary Readings in Curriculum provides beginning teachers and educational leaders with a series of articles that can help them build their curriculum knowledge base

Key Features and Benefits

  • Provides a historical context of the curriculum field, giving educators a solid foundation for curriculum knowledge
  • Describes the political nature of curriculum and how we must be attentive to the increasingly diverse populations found in our schools
  • Connects the readings to traditional course goals, providing practical applications of curriculum topics
  • Covers cocurricular issues, which have become a major contemporary topic within school systems
  • Enhances the articles with a strong pedagogical framework, including detailed Internet references, questions for each article, topic guides tying each article to course topics, and article abstracts for the instructor


Includes Articles From the Following Journals
American School Board Journal
Community College Review
Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue
Education & Urban Society
Educational Leadership
Educational Policy
Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership
Journal of Chemical Education,
Journal of Curriculum & Supervision
Journal of Curriculum Studies
NASSP Bulletin
Phi Delta Kappan
Rethinking Schools
Teachers College Record
The American Behavioral Scientist
The Educational Forum
The Journal of Social Issues
Theory and Research in Education
Urban Education
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Intended Audience
This book is intended as a supplement for graduate courses such as Curriculum Development, Curriculum Theory,ÿand Curriculum Leadership.

"This is a refreshing book of readings. The editors have produced a diverse range of articles, the book as a whole is well organized and provides important background information for both novice and experienced teachers and educational leaders." -- Colin Marsh * Curriculum Perspectives *
"A comprehensive and diverse collection suited for secondary educators and administrators." -- Suniti Sharma

Article Abstracts
Topic Guide
Preface
Acknowledgments
Advisory Board
Where Do We Begin?
Why Education Is So Difficult and Contentious
Questionable Assumptions About Schooling
What Is Curriculum?
Research Note: What is Really Important in the Curriculum World?
Curriculum Alignment Revisited
Knowledge Alive
How Do We Think About Curriculum
The Curriculum-Curriculum
Human Agency and the Curriculum
Adolescent Needs, Curriculum and the Eight-Year Study
Toward a Renaissance in Curriculum Theory and Development in the USA
The Information Age: A Blessing or a Curse?
How Can Curriculum Be Organized?
The Memories of an All-Black Northern Urban School: Good Memories of Leadership, Teachers, and the Curriculum
Integrating High School and the Community College: Previous Efforts and Current Possibilities
Building a Plane While Flying It: Early Lessons From Developing Charter Schools
What Is The Status Of The Academic Curriculum?
Learning to Read in Kindergarten: Has Curriculum Development Bypassed the Controversies?
Literacy Education and Reading Programs in the Secondary School: Status, Problems, and Solutions
A Deeper Sense of Literacy: Curriculum-Driven Approaches to Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom
War, Critical Thinking, and Self-Understanding
The Math Wars
Chemistry, The Central Science? The History of the High School Science Sequence
School days (Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll!)
What Is The Extra- Or Co- Curriculum?
Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Development
After-School Programs Are Making a Difference
The Effect of Interscholastic Sports Participation on Academic Achievement of Middle Level School Students
Hearts and Minds: Military Recruitment and the High School Battlefield
Are There Political Aspects To Curriculum?
Curriculum Matters
Cashing In On the Classroom
Politics of Character Education
No Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
A Contemporary Controversy in American Education: Including Intelligen Design in the Science Curriculum
How Does The Curriculum Meet The Needs of Diverse Populations?
The Plains City Story
How Global is the Curriculum?
Designing Appropriate Curriculum for Special Education Students in Urban Schools
Urban Public High School Teachers' Beliefs About Science Learner Characteristics: Implications for Curriculum
Tried and True: The Rural School Curriculum in the Age of Accountability
What Are Current Hot-Button Issues in Curriculum?
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Amiable Allies or Phony Friends?
It's the Curriculum, Stupid: There's Something Wrong with It
Teaching for Social Justice, Diversity, and Citizenship in a Global World
Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restoring Justice in Secondary Schools
Where Are We Now?
It's Time to Start the Slow School Movement
The Lure of Learning in Teaching
Internet Resources
About the Editors
Index
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ISBN: 9781412944724
ISBN-10: 1412944724
Series: Contemporary Readings Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 20th March 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 18.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.71