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Contemporary Issues in Curriculum

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Summary

Featuring 25% new content, the fifth edition of Contemporary Issues in Curriculumaddresses issues in implementation, planning, and evaluation of curriculum at all levels of learning. Divided into six parts#x13;Philosophy, Teaching, Learning, Instruction, Supervision, and Policy#x13; the new edition of this balanced yet eclectic text features ten new chapters written by notable authors including Larry Cuban, Howard Gardner, Andrew Hargreaves, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Stanley Pogrow. #xA0; With each new chapter, readers are asked to consider a new author#x19;s viewpoint, thought process, and conclusions about significant and current curriculum issues, from traditional and commonly accepted beliefs to more controversial and cotemporary ideas. Through a variety of learning aids and discussion questions, readers are encouraged to analyze and debate these issues, to formulate their own opinions, and begin to shape their own original ideas about the future direction of curriculum. #xA0; Focus Questionsat the beginning of each chapter offer an advance organizer and encourage critical thinking. Discussion Questionsat the end of each chapter encourage student analysis as well as opportunities for further thought and classroom dialogue. Case Studiesat the end of each Partinitiate thoughtful discussion of how curriculum issues are played out in the in-service world. #x1C;Pro-Con Chart#x1D; featuressuccinctly detail the argument and counterargument for the issue covered in each part, allowing readers to better understand the complexities. Curriculum Scholar Profilesat the beginning of each section highlight the achievements of six prominent leaders in the curriculum field.

Author Biography

Edward Frank Pajak is a professor in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 50 articles in professional journals as well as six books including Contemporary Issues in Curriculum (Pearson, 2007) and Supervising Instruction: Differentiating for Teacher Success (Christopher-Gordon, 2008). His recent scholarly interest involves the application of psychoanalytic concepts toward better understanding teaching, schools, culture, and education reform.

Table of Contents

Preface

PART ONE:          CURRICULUM AND PHILOSOPHY

CHAPTER 1          PHILOSOPHY AS A BASIS FOR CURRICULUM DECISIONS, Allan C. Ornstein

CHAPTER 2          GOALS AND OBJECTIVES, Ronald S. Brandt and Ralph W. Tyler

CHAPTER 3          A PEDAGOGY OF POSSIBILITY, Peter McLaren

CHAPTER 4          ART AND IMAGINATION: OVERCOMING A DESPERATE STASIS, Maxine Green

CHAPTER 5          NO COMMUNITY LEFT BEHIND, Phillip C. Schlecty

PRO-CON CHART 1  Should the schools introduce a values-centered curriculum for all students?

CASE STUDY 1    A clash concerning the srts curriculum

 

PART TWO:         CURRICULUM AND TEACHING

CHAPTER 6          TEACHING AND THEMES OF CARE, Nel Noddings

CHAPTER 7          THE HEART OF A TEACHER, Parker J. Palmer

CHAPTER 8          CRITICAL ISSUES IN TEACHING, Allan C. Ornstein              

CHAPTER 9          PRODUCTIVE TEACHERS: ASSESSING THE KNOWLEDGE BASE, Herbert J. Walberg

CHAPTER 10        HONORING DIVERSE STYLES OF BEGINNING TEACHERS, Edward F. Pajak, Elaine Stotko, and Frank Masci

CHAPTER 11        KEEPING GOOD TEACHERS: WHAT IT MATTERS, WHAT LEADERS CAN DO, Linda Darling-Hammond

PRO-CON CHART 2          Should teachers be held accountable for their teaching?

CASE STUDY 2    School district proposes evaluations by students

 

PART THREE:       CURRICULUM AND LEARNING

CHAPTER 12        GRAPPLING, Theodore R. Sizer and Nancy Faust Sizer

CHAPTER 13        CREATING CREATIVE MINDS, Robert J. Sternberg and Todd I. Lubart

CHAPTER 14        THE COGNITIVE-DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH TO MORAL EDUCATION, Lawrence Kohlberg         

CHAPTER 15        A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF CHARACTER EDUCATION, Alfie Kohn

CHAPTER 16        LIMITING STUDENTS’ SCHOOL SUCCESS AND LIFE CHANCES: THE IMPACT OF TRACKING, Jeannie S. Oakes

CHAPTER 17        DISCIPLINING THE MIND, Veronica Boix Mansilla and Howard Gardner

PRO-CON CHART 3          Should special education students be grouped (mainstreamed) into regular education classes?

CASE STUDY 3    Language and standardized testing

 

PART FOUR:        CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

CHAPTER 18        THE SEARCH FOR METHODS OF INSTRUCTION, Benjamin S. Bloom

CHAPTER 19        NEEDED: A NEW EDUCATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, Evans Clinchy

CHAPTER 20        THE THOUGHT-FILLED CURRICULUM, Arthur L. Costa

CHAPTER 21        THE IMPORTANCE OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION, Geneva Gay

CHAPTER 22        KNOWLEDGE  ALIVE, David Perkins

CHAPTER 23        TEACHING CONTENT OUTRAGEOUSLY, Stanley Pogrow

PRO-CON CHART 4          Should academic content standards be used in place of

                                                curriculum guides?

CASE STUDY 4    An advocate for longer school days.

 

PART FIVE:          CURRICULUM AND SUPERVISION

CHAPTER 24        THE POLITICS OF SCHOOL VIRTUE: A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP, Thomas J. Sergiovanni

CHAPTER 25        WHAT THE WORLD CAN TEACH US ABOUT NEW TEACHER INDUCTION, Harry K. Wong, Ted Britton, and Tom Ganser

CHAPTER 26        CLINICAL SUPERVISION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS, Edward F. Pajak

CHAPTER 27        A ROLE FOR TECHNOLOGY IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, Frank Levy and Richard J. Murnane

CHAPTER 28        INSTRUCTIONAL  SENSITIVITY OF TESTS: ACCOUTABILITY’S DIRE DRAWBACK, W. James Popham

CHAPTER 29        DIAGNOSING SCHOOL DECLINE, Daniel L. Duke

PRO-CON CHART 5          Should the person who helps teachers to improve instruction also evaluate their performance?

CASE STUDY 5    A principal works for inclusion

               

PART SIX:             CURRICULUM AND POLICY

CHAPTER 30        EDUCATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS: WHAT TEACHERS SHOULD KNOW, Harold Hodgkinson

CHAPTER 31        BEYOND STANDARDIZATION: POWERFUL NEW PRINCIPLES FOR IMPROVEMENT, Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley

CHAPTER 32        DICHOTOMIZING EDUCATIONAL REFORM, Carl D. Glickman

CHAPTER 33        ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING AROUND THE WORLD: WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO BE INTERNATIONALLY COMPETITIVE?, Linda Darling-Hammond and Laura McCloskey

CHAPTER 34        THE PERENNIAL REFORM: FIXING SCHOOL TIME, Larry Cuban

CHAPTER 35        POVERTY, GLOBAL INEQUALITY, AND INSTABILITY, Allan C. Ornstein and Jason Ornstein

PRO-CON CHART 6          Should parent voice be a major consideration in determining where students attend school?

CASE STUDY 6    School board debates bilingual education program

 

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