ERIC Number: ED259952
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Conceptions of Curriculum Knowledge: Focus on Historical Movements.
Pereira, Peter, Ed.; Roby, Thomas W., Ed.
This document consists of: (1) an introduction; (2) the first and last chapters of Harold Dunkel's manuscript titled "Writ in Water: The Epitaph of Educational Innovation"; (3) an invited address (presented at a session sponsored by an American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on the Creation and Utilization of Curriculum Knowledge) which used historical inquiry to shed light on contemporary problems, and two responses to the address. The invited address, "Science, Technology, and the Secondary School Curriculum in the Twentieth Century" by William Connell, examines the degree of success that ideas and practices in the teaching of science and technology have had in recasting views on an appropriate curriculum in secondary education, through which intellectual, expressive, and social development might be fostered. The responses are "The Conceptual Ecology of Science Education: A Response" by George Posner and "Toward a Progressive Interpretation of Science Curricula: A Response" by William Schubert. The two chapters in the Dunkel manuscript (titled "The Coming of German Innovation" and "The Life-Cycles and Contributions of Educational Movements") examine reform during the last century and suggest what can be learned from this about today's more controversial innovations. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Secondary School Curriculum, Technology
Mid-West Center for Curriculum Studies, 5201 South Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mid-West Center for Curriculum Studies, Chicago, IL.