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♠Book: Curriculum
♣Author: William Pinar
♥Publisher: Taylor & Francis
♦Release: 1998-01-01
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 391
✸ISBN: 0815325223
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Drawing upon contemporary research in political, feminist, theological, literary and racial theory, this text reformulates the research methodologies of the discipline and creates a new paradigm for the study of the curriculum.

♠Book: Curriculum in Context
♣Author: Jim Gleeson
♥Publisher: Peter Lang
♦Release: 2010
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 438
✸ISBN: 3039115359
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: This critical analysis locates Irish curriculum policy and practice in their broader socio-cultural and policy contexts. Such an analysis is particularly necessary at a time when Irish schools are experiencing unprecedented waves of curriculum reform in a context where substantive curriculum debates rarely occur. The book explores the implications of these contextual factors for 'official' understandings of and attitudes towards curriculum, with particular reference to the experiences of the curriculum development agencies, recent curriculum reforms and the nature of Irish curriculum contestation and discourse. Education and curriculum policy-making are considered from the perspectives of economic growth, social inclusion, policy fragmentation and the prevailing representational model of partnership. The study identifies the tensions that inevitably arise in attempting to achieve both quality and equality in education, and offers some alternatives to the prevailing contractual model of accountability. The author draws on his own long experience of curriculum development and evaluation and on interviews with key players in Irish curriculum decision-making.

♠Book: Curriculum
♣Author: James R. Gress
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 1978
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 563
✸ISBN: STANFORD:36105035477970
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


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♠Book: The Curriculum
♣Author: Landon E. Beyer
♥Publisher: SUNY Press
♦Release: 1998
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 417
✸ISBN: 0791438090
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: This new edition of the classic text extends the scope of critically-oriented work in curriculum studies.

♠Book: Curriculum
♣Author: John D. McNeil
♥Publisher: Prentice Hall
♦Release: 2003
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 285
✸ISBN: 0130938041
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Exceptional in relating curriculum to teaching strategies and methods, this book includes the latest in curriculum development, practice, theory, and instructional strategies based on research in how people learn. It is designed to engage teachers in understanding curriculum, reflecting upon it and carrying out their own role in curriculum making. Constructivist pedagogy is a central element throughout the book. Attention to the political and social forces impacting the teacher's role provide information on the accountability movement, the profitization of education, changed views of learning and the influence of technology. Chapter One, Who Makes Curriculum? Roles and Levels of Decision Making, describes federal, state and local efforts to control curriculum, and provides specific cases and suggestions that show how teachers can fulfill their moral, critical and professional responsibilities within these official constraints. Chapter Two, Curriculum in the Context of School Reform, offers an in-depth, up-to-date examination of the impact of various reform policies on classroom practices. Coverage of multiculturalism, globalization, reform, assessment, and standards encourages consideration of the most recent trends and issues influencing curriculum development. For teachers and curriculum makers of kindergarten through 12th grade.

♠Book: Curriculum
♣Author: Alistair Ross
♥Publisher: Psychology Press
♦Release: 2000
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 187
✸ISBN: 075070621X
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Examines the ways in which a curriculum is developed, through compromises between differing points of view on the nature and purpose of education.

♠Book: Citizenship Education and the Curriculum
♣Author: David Scott
♥Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
♦Release: 2002-01-01
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 190
✸ISBN: 1567506518
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Examines the relationship between curriculum and citizenship education, making reference to a number of important debates in these fields: universality and equal opportunity, social literacy, race, civic education, assessment, cultivating respect in human relations, and global citizenship education.

♠Book: Curriculum and Aims
♣Author: Decker F. Walker
♥Publisher: Teachers College Press
♦Release: 2004
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 132
✸ISBN: 0807744956
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: The revised fourth edition provides a broad perspective on the basic curriculum questions educators face regarding the purposes, content, design, and structure of educational programs. The authors deal with fundamental contemporary issues of curriculum theory and instructional practice.

♠Book: Ideology Curriculum and the New Sociology of Education
♣Author: Lois Weis
♥Publisher: Taylor & Francis
♦Release: 2006
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 269
✸ISBN: 9780415951562
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Provides a systematic evaluation of the work of Michael Apple, one of the most influential, critical education sociologists in the US. Taking in a range of disciplines and topics, these essays form a rigorous review of the development of current education systems, and the curricula, practices and cultural practices within them.

♠Book: Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era
♣Author: Patrick Slattery
♥Publisher: Routledge
♦Release: 2012-10-12
★Genre: Education
☘Pages: 376
✸ISBN: 9781136494185
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: This landmark text was one of the first to introduce and analyze contemporary concepts of curriculum that emerged from the Reconceptualization of curriculum studies in the 1970s and 1980s. This new edition brings readers up to date on the major research themes (postmodernism,ecological, hermeneutics, aesthetics and arts-based research, race, class, gender, sexuality, and classroom practices) within the historical development of the field from the 1950s to the present. Like the previous editions, it is unique in providing a comprehensive overview in a relatively short and highly accessible text. Provocative and powerful narratives (both biography and autoethnography) throughout invite readers to engage the complex theories in a personal conversation. School-based examples allow readers to make connections to schools and society, teacher education, and professional development of teachers. Changes in the Third Edition New Glossary - brief summaries in the text direct readers to the Companion Website to read the entire entries New analysis of the current accountability movement in schools including the charter school movement. More international references clearly connected to international contexts More narratives invite readers to engage the complex theories in a personal conversation Companion Website–new for this edition