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Curriculum Landscapes and Trends - Jan van den Akker

Curriculum Landscapes and Trends

By: Jan van den Akker (Editor), Wilmad Kuiper (Editor), Uwe Hameyer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th February 2004
ISBN: 9781402017971
Number Of Pages: 258

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Curriculum problems are everywhere: alert observers with a practiced eye and educated mind will find it almost impossible to read a newspaper without discovering curricular issues. The media often report about educational reforms or even about curriculum wars with opposing parties fiercely debating the aims, content and organization of learning. Few people analyze these trends and discussions from a curricular conceptual framework. In addition, people sometimes think that their curriculum approaches and problems are unique and context-specific. However, international experience shows us that we can learn a lot from curriculum issues elsewhere.
This book aims to sharpen the eyes and minds of a broader audience in identifying, understanding, addressing and reflecting upon curriculum problems. It also aims to contribute to the increased exchange, discussion and reflection on all the current curriculum problems that form such a crucial part of learning worldwide.

Curriculum perspectives: an introductionp. 1
Contrasting traditions: The English experience of curriculum change 1960-2000p. 11
Images of the inquiry curriculum: Innovative profiles of primary schools in Germanyp. 29
Curriculum reform in Israel: The power of individuals and other forcesp. 45
Dutch secondary curriculum reform between ideals and implementationp. 61
Mathematics textbooks and their use by teachers: A window into the education world of particular countriesp. 73
Implications of the modular curriculum in the senior secondary school in Finlandp. 101
Efforts to implement an open environmental education curriculump. 117
Substantive trends in curriculum design and implementation: An analysis of innovations in the Netherlandsp. 137
Social and political factors in the process of curriculum changep. 157
Curriculum development from a technical-professional perspectivep. 177
ICT tools for curriculum developmentp. 199
Consequences of ICT for aims, contents, processes, and environments of learningp. 217
Digital learning materials: Classification and implications for the curriculump. 237
About the authorsp. 255
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ISBN: 9781402017971
ISBN-10: 1402017979
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 258
Published: 29th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 1.24