"Case Studies in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum" provides 21 real-world cases that provide the opportunity for educators to explore the different perspectives that different stakeholders take on the concept of curriculum. The cases examine how curriculum comes to life as a complex process including the whole continuum - ranging from design to implementation and evaluation - and how this process can be analyzed and changed.
Marius Boboc earned his M.A. in Teacher Leadership from Roosevelt University in Chicago and his Ed.D from University of Northern Iowa, majoring in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Boboc's research interests include differentiated instruction; classroom management and conflict resolution; curriculum theory; pedagogy of online teaching and learning; postmodernism in education; and instructional design. He authored two journal articles written during his involvement in the InTime project at the University of Northern Iowa. He is currently under contract to write a textbook Teaching with Educational Psychology, a collaborative endeavor with a colleague at Cleveland State and a professor at Merrimack College in Massachusetts. Research both in progress and under review connects his teaching practice with topics that prompt the investigation of student-centered pedagogy and reflective professionalism. Dr. Boboc currently teaches undergraduate courses in general teaching methods and student assessment, as well as graduate courses in curriculum and instruction and classroom and school-wide management.
Preface Acknowledgements Case Study Matrix 1. Bringing Diversity Into a Less Diverse Environment 2. Bringing Calculus to Life: Hands-on Learning in a New Sequence of Courses 3. Meeting the Individual Needs of Each Student at an Alternative High School 4. Using Assessment and Student Interest Data to Inform Differentiated Instruction in an Inclusive Classroom 5. Motivating Students to Learn in a Peer-Supported School Environment 6. Authentic Audience and Affective Learning in a Gifted and Talented Middle School Program 7. "Discovery Math": From Professional Development to Classroom Practice 8. Student Understandings as a Basis for Motivation and Participation in a Severe Emotional Disturbance/Severe Behavioral Handicap High School Classroom 9. Meeting Student Learning Requirements by Means of an Improved Writing-Across-Curriculum Program 10. Student Portfolios and Authentic Assessment in a Diverse Multiage Preschool Classroom 11. Skill Building in Elementary Math: Between Remediation and Academic Promotion 12. Prevention Programs as Means to Teach Social Skills in Elementary School 13. Educating the Community About a Needed Levy Increase: The Teacher as a Political Activist 14. The Mandated Curriculum Meeting the Needs of Teachers and Their Favored Practices 15. Balancing Data-driven Decision Making and Shifting Paradigms in a New Elementary Math Curriculum 16. Professional Development That Works, Please! 17. Using Curriculum Relevance to Motivate Students 18. The Integration of Autistic Classes Into the Physical Education Curriculum 19. Developing a Literacy Program for Children With Learning Disabilities 20. My Students Can't Write, and I'm Forced to Use a Curriculum That Doesn't Help Them Learn How 21. Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners and the Mandates of Accountability Without Compromising Glossary Index About the Author
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