ERIC Number: ED390175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Content of the Curriculum. 2nd Edition.
Glatthorn, Allan A., Ed.
This book is for curriculum leaders at the state, district, and school levels who want specific guidelines about the recommended content of each field. Contributing authors were asked to address the following issues: standards; the influence of cognitive psychology, technology, and assessment on curriculum content; curriculum structure; current issues and controversies; major research on curriculum models; and major resources available to curriculum planners. Following the preface by Allan A. Glatthorn, the chapters include the following: (1) "What Students Should Learn in the Arts" (Paul R. Lehman); (2) "English Language Arts: Public-Professional Tensions in the Standards Debate" (Miles Myers); (3) "A Mastery Curriculum for English Language Arts" (Allan A. Glatthorn); (4)"Foreign Language Curriculum in an Era of Educational Reform" (Myriam Met); (5) "Health Education: A Foundation for Learning" (Deborah Haber and Christine Blaber); (6) "The Family and Consumer Sciences Curriculum" (Sharon S. Redick); (7) "The School Mathematics Curriculum" (Anna O. Graeber); (8) "Physical Education Curriculum" (Robert P. Pangrazi and Charles B. Corbin); (9) "Redefining the Content of the Science Curriculum" (Andrew Ahlgren); (10) "Social Studies: The Study of People in Society" (Donald H. Bragaw and H. Michael Hartoonian); and (11) "Technology Education" (M. James Bensen). The conclusion, by Allan A. Glatthorn, recommends that curriculum planners use the recommended curriculum as part of the knowledge base; take due cognizance of emerging standards in the field; pay close attention to state frameworks; ensure that the curriculum reflects a constructivist perspective; integrate with caution; beware of hyper-verbalization of the curriculum; and view curriculum development as an ongoing process, not an event. References accompany each chapter. Seventeen figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Curriculum Research, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Evaluation
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Stock No. 195207; $18.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.