Contemporary Issues in Curriculum (3rd Edition)

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9780205367771: Contemporary Issues in Curriculum (3rd Edition)

Balanced, yet eclectic in its approach, Contemporary Issues in Curriculum reflects the emergent trends in the field of curriculum. The third edition of this issues-oriented collection offers 36 articles by the major thinkers in curriculum study. Designed for readers interested 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, giving readers 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. Designed for anyone interested in curriculum, curriculum development, curriculum and instruction, and curriculum issues.

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Contemporary Issues in Curriculum, 4/e

  • Allan C. Ornstein
  • Edward F. Pajak
  • Stacey B. Ornstein

Featuring 35% brand new content, the fourth edition of Contemporary Issues in Curriculum is ideal for students in instruction, administration, teacher education, and curriculum as it addresses issues in implementation, planning, and evaluation at all levels of learning. The text is divided into six parts–Philosophy, Teaching, Learning, Instruction, Supervision, and Policy–each containing multiple chapters, focus and discussion questions, as well as Pro-Con Charts and a Case Study.  

 

This edition features fourteen new chapters written by notable authors, including John Goodlad, Richard Rothstein, and Evans Clinchy. Other highlights include six new profiles of prominent curriculum scholars and thoroughly updated sections on “Curriculum and Teaching” and “Curriculum and Instruction.”

 

Balanced yet eclectic in its approach, the text covers both traditionally held beliefs and those that are more controversial, providing students and practitioners access to information on a variety of issues that affect curriculum and development.  Contemporary Issues in Curriculum encourages readers to examine and debate these issues, to form their own ideas, and to shape the future of the field of curriculum.

About the Author:

Edward Frank Pajak is a professor in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 50 articles in professional journals as well as six books including Contemporary Issues in Curriculum (Pearson, 2007) and Supervising Instruction: Differentiating for Teacher Success (Christopher-Gordon, 2008). His recent scholarly interest involves the application of psychoanalytic concepts toward better understanding teaching, schools, culture, and education reform.

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