Stock Image

Teacher Agency and Curriculum Making in Classrooms

Paris, Cynthia L.

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0807732257 / ISBN 13: 9780807732250
Published by Teachers College Pr, 1993
Used Condition: Good
From Better World Books (Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 3, 2006

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 3.48 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10765893

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Teacher Agency and Curriculum Making in ...

Publisher: Teachers College Pr

Publication Date: 1993

Book Condition:Good

About this title

Synopsis:

Based on a two-year ethnographic study of K-4 teachers, "Teacher Agency and Curriculum Making in Classrooms" grew out of one question: what might transpire if teachers were granted greater authority and autonomy in curriculum matters? The author clearly describes, then analyses, the experiences of four teachers as they create, adapt and revise their own word processing curriculum, but the issues she addresses are far broader. Dr. Paris locates her case studies in their complex physical, historical, interpersonal and ideological contexts. She then demonstrates how the process of curriculum change is neither linear nor predictable, but is recursive, episodic and characterised by individual experimentation, discovery and learning. Concluding that existing models of curriculum change do not portray teachers as active agents, she proposes a model that takes into account the processes she observed, the contexts surrounding them and the meaning perspectives of the participants. This book suggests that nurturing true agency, as opposed to merely expounding the rhetoric of teacher empowerment, requires attention to the fit between the ideology of agency and the prevailing ideologies of schools. This book is appropriate as a supplemental text in graduate and undergraduate courses on curriculum, teacher education, administration, professionalism, educational policy, computers in the classroom and the writing process. Teacher educators, school district personnel, practitioners and administrators should also find it to be a valuable resource.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

100% refunds guaranteed, no questions asked.


Shipping Terms:

We ship daily!

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express