ERIC Number: ED295928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Teachers as Curriculum Planners. Narratives of Experience.
Connelly, F. Michael; Clandinin, D. Jean
The intent of this book is to strengthen the professional role teachers play in curriculum planning and development, a process central to teacher activity and responsibility. Contextual narratives, document analysis, the use of metaphor, personal rules, principles, beliefs, images, and philosophy are all described for use in hands-on exercises. The book contains case studies and useful school-based examples of how individual teachers at all levels of the curriculum draw on their own experience for planning curriculum and instruction. The concept of narrative is underlined throughout as a key to discovering how teachers and students make meaning in their lives. (JD)
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Needs Assessment, Personal Narratives, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Participation, Teacher Persistence, Teaching Experience
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 ($15.95, paperback, ISBN-0-8077-2906-X; $26.95, cloth, ISBN-0-8077-2907-8).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A