This innovative book on school reform addresses directly the curriculum needs for the twenty-first century. The contributors share a new vision for schools that fosters a desire to learn about self, others and the world and to view life as an intellectual and personal quest for knowledge and meaning. The book presents a strong case for teaching process - including critical thinking, problem-solving, information-processing and life-long learning skills - which evidence shows can be more effective than the teaching of specific disciplines.
Arthur L. Costa, Ed.D., is an Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento. He is Co-Founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind and Co-founder of the Center for Cognitive Coaching. He served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, and an assistant superintendent for instruction in the Office of the Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools and as the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all 50 states as well as on six of the seven continents Active in many professional organizations, Art served as president of the California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and was the National President of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, from 1988 to 1989. He was the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban Alliance in 2010.
Foreword - Peter M Senge Towards Renaissance Curriculum - Arthur L Costa and Rosemarie M Liebmann An Idea Whose Time Has Come Difficulties with the Disciplines - Arthur L Costa and Rosemarie M Liebmann Shifting Paradigms from Either/Or to Both/And - Arthur L Costa and Rosemarie M Liebmann Curriculum - Arthur L Costa A Decision-Making Process How Process Is Connected with the Human Spirit - Rosemarie M Liebmann Process as Content - Nancy Skerritt Reading as a Thinking Process - Ruth Lorig Mathematics [u/s]Is Process Education - Carol Lloyd Teaching the Process of Aesthetic Knowing and Representation - James Henderson and David Dees Problem-Based Learning and Critical Thinking in Teaching for Science Literacy - Robert Swartz Paper Thinking - Peg Luidens The Process of Writing Learning Creative Process - Louis T Coulson and Alison Strickland A Basic Life Skill Historical Inquiry - Merv Akin and Martha I Turner Above the World - Virginia Rojas When Process Is Content in Foreign Language Teaching Humor as Process - John Dyer Afterword - Lou Rubin