Contemporary Readings in Curriculum

Contemporary Readings in Curriculum

By: Barbara Slater Stern (editor), Marcella L. Kysilka (editor)Paperback

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"This book combines a number of excellent authors thinking about curriculum. It's a nice blend of known authors and newer writers in the field". (Robert C. Morris, University of West Georgia). "The range of topics - reading, science, art - makes this a complete and comprehensive reader for both novices and experienced educational teachers and leaders". (Jeffrey S. Kaplan, University of Central Florida). "Contemporary Readings in Curriculum" provides beginning teachers and educational leaders with a series of articles that can help them build their curriculum knowledge base. This title provides a historical context of the curriculum field, giving educators a solid foundation for curriculum knowledge. It describes the political nature of curriculum and how we must be attentive to the increasingly diverse populations found in our schools. It connects the readings to traditional course goals, providing practical applications of curriculum topics. It covers co-curricular issues, which have become a major contemporary topic within school systems. It enhances the articles with a strong pedagogical framework, including detailed Internet references, questions for each article, topic guides tying each article to course topics, and article abstracts for the instructor. This title includes articles from the following journals: "American School Board Journal"; "Community College Review"; "Curriculum & Teaching Dialogue"; "Education & Urban Society"; "Educational Leadership"; "Educational Policy"; "Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics"; "Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership"; "Journal of Chemical Education"; "Journal of Curriculum & Supervision"; "Journal of Curriculum Studies"; "NASSP Bulletin"; "Phi Delta Kappan"; "Rethinking Schools"; "Teachers College Record"; "The American Behavioral Scientist"; "The Educational Forum"; "The Journal of Social Issues"; "Theory and Research in Education"; "Urban Education"; and, "Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice".

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About Author

Dr. Marcella L. Kysilka, professor emerita in the College of Education at the University of Central Florida received her bachelor's degree from Ohio State University; her master's from Kent State University and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kysilka has held many leadership roles in professional organizations including the presidency of Kappa Delta Pi and editor of The Educational Forum, Board of Directors and Leadership Council of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and associate editor of the Journal for Curriculum and Supervision, President of Florida Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, President of the International Study Association for Teachers and Teaching, and Executive Secretary of the American Association for Curriculum and Teaching. Dr. Kysilka currently serves as editor of the Florida Educational Leadership journal. Dr. Kysilka has published over 60 journal articles and eight books. While at the University of Central Florida, Dr. Kysilka served as a full professor in the Educational Studies department, as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, as Director of Educational Research, as Assistant Chair to the Educational Studies Department and as Coordinator of the Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Program. She currently is a consultant with P.A.C.E. High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, a school for underachieving inner city students and teaches part-time for the College of Mt. St. Joseph.

Contents

Article Abstracts Topic Guide Preface Acknowledgments Advisory Board Section One: Where Do We Begin? Article 1: Why Education Is So Difficult and Contentious - Kieran Egan Article 2: Questionable Assumptions About Schooling - Elliot W. Eisner Section Two: What Is Curriculum? Article 3: Research Note: What is Really Important in the Curriculum World? - Judith Dziuban and Marcella Kysilka Article 4: Curriculum Alignment Revisited - Allan A. Glatthorn Article 5: Knowledge Alive - David Perkins Section Three: How Do We Think About Curriculum Article 6: The Curriculum-Curriculum - William H. Schubert Article 7: Human Agency and the Curriculum - Hanan A. Alexander Article 8: Adolescent Needs, Curriculum and the Eight-Year Study - Robert V. Bullough, Jr. and Craig Kridel Article 9: Toward a Renaissance in Curriculum Theory and Development in the USA - William G. Wraga and Peter S. Hlebowitsh Article 10: The Information Age: A Blessing or a Curse? - Neil Postman Section Four: How Can Curriculum Be Organized? Article 11: The Memories of an All-Black Northern Urban School: Good Memories of Leadership, Teachers, and the Curriculum - Adah Ward Randolph Article 12: Integrating High School and the Community College: Previous Efforts and Current Possibilities - Carrie B. Kisker Article 13: Building a Plane While Flying It: Early Lessons From Developing Charter Schools - Noelle C. Griffin and Priscilla Wohlstetter Section Five: What Is The Status Of The Academic Curriculum? Article 14: Learning to Read in Kindergarten: Has Curriculum Development Bypassed the Controversies? - Bruce Joyce, Marilyn Hrycauk, and Emily Calhoun Article 15: Literacy Education and Reading Programs in the Secondary School: Status, Problems, and Solutions - Freya M. J. Zipperer, M. Thomas Worley, Michelle W. Sisson, and Rhonda W. Said Article 16: A Deeper Sense of Literacy: Curriculum-Driven Approaches to Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom - Cynthia Scheibe Article 17: War, Critical Thinking, and Self-Understanding - Nel Noddings Article 18: The Math Wars - Alan H. Schoenfeld Article 19: Chemistry, The Central Science? The History of the High School Science Sequence - Keith Sheppard and Dennis M. Robbins Article 20: School days (Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll!) - Rick Mitchell Section Six: What Is The Extra- Or Co- Curriculum? Article 21: Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Development - Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Bonnie L. Barber, Margaret Stone, and James Hunt Article 22: After-School Programs Are Making a Difference - Marianne Russell Kugler Article 23: The Effect of Interscholastic Sports Participation on Academic Achievement of Middle Level School Students - Larry J. Stephens and Laura A. Schaben Article 24: Hearts and Minds: Military Recruitment and the High School Battlefield - William Ayers Section Seven: Are There Political Aspects To Curriculum? Article 25: Curriculum Matters - W. James Popham Article 26: Cashing In On the Classroom - Alex Molnar Article 27: Politics of Character Education - Robert W. Howard, Marvin W. Berkowitz, and Esther F. Schaeffer Article 28: No Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow - Murry R. Nelson Article 29: A Contemporary Controversy in American Education: Including Intelligen Design in the Science Curriculum - Vicki D. Johnson Section Eight: How Does The Curriculum Meet The Needs of Diverse Populations? Article 30: The Plains City Story - Marcela von Olphen, Francisco Rios, William Berube, Robin Dexter, and Robert McCarthy Article 31: How Global is the Curriculum? - Andrew F. Smith Article 32: Designing Appropriate Curriculum for Special Education Students in Urban Schools - Timothy E. Morse Article 33: Urban Public High School Teachers' Beliefs About Science Learner Characteristics: Implications for Curriculum - Glenda M. Prime and Rommel J. Miranda Article 34: Tried and True: The Rural School Curriculum in the Age of Accountability - Aimee Howley Section Nine: What Are Current Hot-Button Issues in Curriculum? Article 35: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Amiable Allies or Phony Friends? - W. James Popham Article 36: It's the Curriculum, Stupid: There's Something Wrong with It - Dave F. Brown Article 37: Teaching for Social Justice, Diversity, and Citizenship in a Global World - James A. Banks Article 38: Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restoring Justice in Secondary Schools - Jeanne B. Stinchcomb, Gordon Bazemore, and Nancy Riestenberg Section Ten: Where Are We Now? Article 39: It's Time to Start the Slow School Movement - Maurice Holt Article 40: The Lure of Learning in Teaching - Daniel P. Liston Internet Resources About the Editors Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/06/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412944724
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781412944724
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 1412944724

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