Understanding and shaping curriculum : what we teach and why /

Hewitt introduces audiences to curriculum as knowledge curriculum as work, and curriculum as professional practice. This text not only acquaints readers with the study of curriculum, but also helps them to become effective curriculum practitioners.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hewitt, Thomas W.
Format: eBook
Published: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, ©2006.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • INTRODUCTION; Society And Schooling; The Importance of the Critical Perspective; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Domains of Knowledge in a Social Studies Lesson; Key Ideas to Guide Study; THE WORLD OF CURRICULUM; IN SEARCH OF CURRICULUM; Historical Constructions of Curriculum; Curriculum Inquiry and the Tyler Rationale; Curriculum Reconceptualized and Redefined; PERSPECTIVES INTO PRACTICE: Curriculum Reconceptualized and Redefined; Perceptions About Curriculum; Envisioning Curriculum Study; CURRICULUM WORK AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE; Curriculum Workers; Curriculum Work; Settings for Curriculum Work; Becoming a Professional Curriculum Practitioner; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Application of Personal and Professional Perspectives in an Elementary and Secondary Classroom; Doing Curriculum Work; CREATING CURRICULUM; Origins of Curriculum Development as
  • Curriculum Work; Key Factors in Curriculum Development; Expanding the Conception of Curriculum Development; Essential Knowledge for Doing Curriculum Development Work; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: How Selected Knowledge Essentials Apply to Elementary and Secondary Curriculum; KNOWLEDGE BASES THAT SERVE CURRICULUM; KNOWLEDGE AND THEORIES ABOUT CURRICULUM; The Curriculum Knowledge Base; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Applying discipline knowledge in development of a lesson in geography; Discipline Perspectives; Curriculum Orientations and Interests; Learning Theory and Curriculum; Inquiry Traditions and Curriculum; METHODS AND TOOLS FOR CURRICULUM WORK; Knowledge Tools and Curriculum Tools; Curriculum Theory; Curriculum Models; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Curriculum Models in a Language Arts Lesson; Curriculum Critique; HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM; Roots of
  • American Curriculum; 18th Century Curriculum in America; 19th Century Curriculum in the United States; 20th Century Curriculum: The Progressive Movement and After; Into the 21st Century: New Policy Initiatives and the Curriculum; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Examples from the History of Curriculum Change; SOCIAL, CULTURAL, AND INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM; Curriculum and Episodes of Social and Cultural Change; Impact of Social Sciences on Curriculum; Curriculum Content and the Humanities; Philosophy and Curriculum Knowledge; Educational Philosophies and Curriculum; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Ideas from the Social Sciences, the Humanities,
  • And their Application in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum; WHAT CURRICULUM PRACTITIONERS DO; POLICYMAKING AND PLANNING IN CURRICULUM; Policymaking in Curriculum Work; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Policy Examples at the Elementary and Secondary Level; Planning in Curriculum Work; State and Local Policy and Planning; National and Regional Policy and Planning; DEVELOPING AND ADAPTING CURRICULUM; Creating Curriculum Development; A Sample Curriculum Development Process; Curriculum Adaptation; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Classroom Adaptations of Elementary and Secondary Curriculum; Curriculum Alignment; Assessing Curriculum Development and Adaptation; IMPLEMENTING AND MANAGING THE CURRICULUM; Management in Curriculum Work; Managing the Curriculum Mission; Forming a Curriculum Management Strategy; Curriculum Management Tools; Managing for Quality; PERSPECTIVE
  • INTO PRACTICE: Quality Control in K-12 Curriculum Management; Key Issues in Management: The Reality and the Ideal; EVALUATION IN CURRICULUM WORK; Curriculum and Accountability; The Processes of Assessment and Evaluation; Doing Evaluation in Curriculum Work; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Examples of Curriculum Assessment-Evaluation Tasks at the Elementary and Secondary Level; CHALLENGES OF CURRICULUM CHANGE; INTERPRETING CONTEMPORARY CURRICULUM ISSUES; Theme: Control of Schooling and Curriculum; Theme: Schooling, Curriculum,
  • And Reform; Theme: Accountability in Schooling and Curriculum; Theme: Effects of Social Change on Schooling and Curriculum; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: How Selected Issues Might Affect Elementary and Secondary Schooling; INTERPRETING TRENDS IN CURRICULUM; What is a Trend?; Trend: Technology and Reticulation; Trend: Shifting Ideologies and Change; Trend: The Impulse of Globalization; Trend: Re-thinking Schools and Schooling; Trend: The Rising Importance of Curriculum; PERSPECTIVE INTO PRACTICE: Selected Trends and Their Possible Impact at the Elementary and Secondary Level;