Curriculum Leadership Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2013-08-02
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A premier collection of high-quality articles from leading voices in education, curriculum planning, and development.


Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs, 10/e combines high-quality articles with cases that illustrate pre-K through high school curriculum development in action. Featuring 72 articles from historic greats and current leaders, this book balances seminal works with contemporary perspectives. New to this edition are 38 recently published articles spotlighting technology, Common Core State Standards, high-stakes testing, and assessment. Each chapter is filled with background theory, articles, case studies and essays that show school leaders how to plan quality educational programs.

Author Biography

Eric Anctil is an associate professor of education at the University of Portland and the author of several books and articles on education.  His work broadly centers on K-20 education and the nexus of media, technology, and the curriculum. 

Table of Contents

PART ONE  Bases for Curriculum Leadership   1

     1   Goals and Values    

Focus Questions    

Definitions of Curriculum       

Differences between Curriculum and Instruction     

A Comprehensive Definition of Curriculum    

Bases of the Curriculum    

Social Forces    

Theories of Human Development    

The Nature of Learning and Learning Styles    

Emphasizing Curriculum Bases    

Curriculum Criteria    

Curriculum Goals    

Values in Curriculum Planning    

Criterion Questions—Goals and Values    


Principals as Cultural Leaders     

Karen Seashore Louis & Kyla Wahlstrom

Leadership for Learning: Lessons from 4 Years of Empirical Research     

Philip Hallinger

Perspectives on Four Curriculum Traditions    

William H. Schubert

Democracy at Risk    

William E. White, Richard van Scotter, Michael H. Haroonian, & James E. Davis

The Organization and Subject-Matter of General Education    

Robert M. Hutchins

The Case for Essentialismin Education    

William C. Bagley

The Case for Progressivism in Education    

William Heard Kilpatrick

Traditional vs. Progressive Education    

John Dewey

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

5 Telltale Signs You’re Becoming a Teacher Leader    

Marsha Ratzel

Learning Activities    

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    

     2   Social Forces: Present and Future    

Focus Questions    

Curriculum and the Future    

Social Forces and the Individual    

Levels of Social Forces    

Concepts from the Social Sciences    

Futures Planning    

Criterion Questions—Social Forces    


What’s Wrong with Accountability by the Numbers?    

Richard Rothstein

Grading Education: Test-Based Accountability Can’t Work, But Testing Plus Careful School Inspections Can     

Richard Rothstein, Rebecca Jacobsen, & Tamara Wilder

High-Stakes Testing and Accountability as Social Constructs across Cultures    

Raymond V. Padilla

The “Three A’s” of Creating an Inclusive Curriculum and Classroom    

Tina M. Anctil

The Dimensions of Multicultural Education    

James A. Banks

21st Century Schools Require Media Literate Leaders   

Eric J. Anctil

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

Launching an iPad 1-to-1 Program: Leadership Advice on Pioneering Technology Initiatives    

Mitchell A. Salerno & Michael Vonhof

Learning Activities      

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    

  3   Human Development    

Focus Questions    

Theories of Human Development    

Piaget’s Model of Cognitive Development    

Erikson’s Model of Psychosocial Development    

Kohlberg’s and Gilligan’s Models for Moral Development    

Maslow’s Model of a Hierarchy of Needs 

Criterion Questions—Human Development    


Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Renovated with Contemporary Extensions    

Douglas T. Kenrick, Vladas Griskevicius, Steven L. Neuberg, & Mark Schaller

Erik Erikson’s Developmental Stages: A Healthy Personality for Every Child     Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth     

Erik H. Erikson & Joan M. Erikson

The Cognitive-Developmental Approach to Moral Education    

Lawrence Kohlberg

Woman’s Place in Man’s Life Cycle    

Carol Gilligan

Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth  

Annette Lareau

Friending, IMing, and Hanging Out Face-to-Face: Overlap in Adolescents’ Online and Offline Social Networks  

Stephanie M. Reich, Kaveri Subrahmanyam, & Guadalupe Espinoza

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

What Ever Happened to Kick the Can? Wellness in School and Community    

Tom Burton

Learning Activities    

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    

  4   Learning and Learning Styles    

Focus Questions    

Behavioral Learning Theories    

Social Learning Theories    

Cognitive Learning Theories    

Cognitive Science    

Gestalt-Field Views of Learning    

Constructivist Learning Theories    

Learning Styles    

Multiple Intelligences    

Criterion Questions—Learning and Learning Styles    


The Neuroeducation of Learning: Learning systems, Not Styles  

Ellyn Lucas Arwood

Probing More Deeply into the Theory of Multiple Intelligences    

Howard Gardner

Multiple Intelligences, the Mozart Effect, and Emotional Intelligence: A Critical Review  

Lynn Waterhouse

How Boys Learn    

Michael Gurian & Kathy Stevens

Where the Girls Are: The Facts about Gender Equity in Education    

Christianne Corbett, Catherine Hill, & Andresse St. Rose

A Literature Review of Gaming in Education: Research Report   

Katie Larsen McClarty, Aline Orr, Peter M. Frey, Robert P. Dolan, Victoria Vassileva, & Aaron McVay

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

Moving Up From Mediocre    

Nick Myers & Ed Rafferty

Learning Activities    

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    


PART TWO  Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating the Curriculum 

  5   Approaches to Curriculum Development    

Focus Questions    

Approaches to Curriculum Development    

The Focus of Curriculum Development    

Student-Centered versus Subject-Centered Curricula    

The Curriculum Development Process    

Standards and Curriculum Development    

Common Core State Standards  

Content and Performance Standards    

Standards Developed by Professional Associations    

Aligning Curricula and Textbooks with Standards    

Curriculum Frameworks    

Standards and No Child Left Behind (NCLB)    

Students and Curriculum Development    

Criterion Questions—Curriculum Development    



Who Should Plan the Curriculum?    

Glen Hass

Tying Together the Common Core of Standards, Instruction, and Assessments  

Vicki Phillips & Carina Wong

Integrating 21st Century Skills into the Curriculum   

Dianne M. Gut

Improving School Outcomes by Addressing the Whole Child and by Addressing Skills and Attitudes, Not Just Content  

Adele Diamond

Teaching Under the New Taylorism: High-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of the 21st Century Curriculum  

Wayne Au

The Muddle Machine: Confessions of a Textbook Editor    

Tamim Ansary

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

The Case for Teacher-Led School Improvement    

LaQuanda Brown

Learning Activities    

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    

     6   Curriculum Implementation, Instruction, and Technology    

Focus Questions    

Instructional Methods    

A Repertoire of Models of Teaching    

Models Based on Behavioral Psychology    

Models Based on Human Development    

Models Based on Cognitive Processes    

Models Based on Social Interactions    

Basic Principles of Curriculum Implementation and Instruction    

Technology and Curriculum Development    

A New Generation of Students    

Technology and Transformation of the Curriculum    

Criterion Questions—Curriculum Implementation and Technology    


A Deeper Sense of (Media) Literacy  

Cynthia L. Scheibe

Progressive Organization of Subject Matter    

John Dewey

Structures in Learning    

Jerome S. Bruner

The Many Faces of Leadership    

Charlotte Danielson

Adopt and Adapt: Twenty-First-Century Schools Need Twenty-First-Century Technology    

Marc Prensky

Implementing Virtual Museums in the Social Studies Classroom: An Apprenticeship Model  

Adam I. Attwood

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

Differentiation of Instruction: A Strategic Response to Student Needs  

Kelly A. Hedrick

Learning Activities    

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    

  7   Curriculum Evaluation and Assessment of Learning    

Focus Questions    

Curriculum Evaluation    

Formative and Summative Evaluation    

Assessment of Learning    

Standardized Assessments    

Emerging Trends in Assessment of Learning    

Performance-Based Assessments  

Authentic Assessment    

Portfolio Assessment    

Peer Assessment    


Alternate Assessments    

Criterion Questions—Curriculum Evaluation and Assessment of Learning    



Nelson Maylone

Assessing Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom  

Darcy E. Miller

Learning to Love Assessment    

Carol Ann Tomlinson

An “A” in Abstractions  

Paul Tullis

Using Student Assessment Data to Improve Instruction  

Kathryn Parker Boudett, Richard J. Murnane, Elizabeth City, & Liane Moody

What Is the Purpose of Grades?    

James D. Allen

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

Time for a Tune-Up: Comprehensive Curriculum Evaluation    

Lisa H. Meyers

Learning Activities    

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    


PART THREE  The Curriculum in Action           

  8   Early Childhood and Elementary Curricula    

Focus Questions    

Elementary-Level Programs    

The Importance of Elementary-Level Programs     

Early Childhood Programs    

Head Start    

The Role of Parents and Guardians     

Goals for Childhood Education    


Universal Preschool’s Promise: Success in Early Childhood and Beyond  

Jon Lasser & Kathleen Fite

Implementing a Schoolwide Literacy Framework to Improve Student Achievement  

Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey

Why Is Kindergarten an Endangered Species?    

Linda H. Plevyak & Kathy Morris

The Teacher’s Laptop as a Hub for Learning in the Classroom  

Judy M. Parr & Lorrae Ward

Student-Centered Instruction: Integrating the Learning Sciences to Support Elementary and Middle School Learners  

Steven L. Turner

Case Study in Curriculum Implementation

A Pilot Study of a Kindergarten Summer School Reading Program in High-Poverty Urban Schools    

Carolyn A. Denton, Emily J. Solari, Dennis J. Ciancio, Steven A. Hecht, & Paul R. Swank

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

The Principal as Curriculum Leader  

Judy Jenkins & R. Scott Pfeifer

Learning Activities    

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    

  9   Middle-Level Curricula    

Focus Questions    

Major Transitions and Critical Turning Points    

Curricular Goals for Middle-Level Students    

Development of the Middle School    


The Forgotten Middle: Ensuring that All Students Are on Target for College and Career Readiness before High School   


The Middle School Plunge: Achievement Tumbles When Young Students Change Schools   

Martin R. West & Guido Schwerdt

Critical Media Literacy in Middle School: Exploring the Politics of Representation  

Jesse S. Gainer

The Homework Wars    

David Skinner

Building Developmental Assets to Promote Success in School and in Life    

Peter C. Scales & Judy Taccogna

Case Study in Curriculum Implementation

Intentional Curriculum Planning in an Age of Accountability: Explorer Middle School’s Approach    

Donald E. Larsen & Tariq T. Akmal

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

Inquiry into Identity: Teaching Critical Thinking Through a Study of Race, Class, and Gender  

Martha Caldwell

Learning Activities    

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    

  1   High School Curricula    

Focus Questions    

Developmental Challenges of High School–Level Students    

The Quest for Self-Identity  

Challenges to the American High School    

Development of the “Comprehensive” High School    

The Great Debate on High School Reform    

Goals for the Education of High School Students    


Entrepreneurship, Inquiry, and College Choice: Leveraging the School Curriculum to Increase Student Academic Engagement and College Aspirations

Paul E. Pitre & Charisse Cowan Pitre

Engaging the Disengaged Student: Research Shows Why Some Are Immersed in Learning While Others Are Indifferent    

Susan Black

How Do Teachers Support Students’ Motivation and Learning in Their Classrooms?  

Lynley Anderman, Carey E. Andrzejewski, & Jennifer Allen

Can Depth Replace Coverage in the High School Curriculum?    

Fred M. Newmann

The Cult of Success

Diana Senechal

Case Study in Curriculum Implementation

Opening up Classroom Space: Student Voice, Autobiography, and the Curriculum  

Philip Bernhardt

Leaders’ Voices—Putting Theory into Practice

What Democracy Requires: A Student Takes His Principal to Fairness  

T. Elijah Hawkes

Learning Activities    

Critical Thinking    

Application Activities    

Field Experiences    

Internet Activities    


Name Index  

Subject Index  

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