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ERIC Number: ED500227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-29
Pages: 256
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-5315-3
ISSN: N/A
Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns
Schiro, Michael Stephen
SAGE Publications (CA)
This book presents a description of the major curriculum philosophies that have influenced educators and schooling over the last century. The author analyzes four educational visions (Scholar Academic, Social Efficiency, Learner Centered, and Social Reconstruction) to enable readers to reflect on their own educational beliefs and allow them to more productively interact with educators who might hold different beliefs. Key features include: (1) Provides a historical perspective on the origins of curriculum ideologies; (2) Offers a model of how educational movements can be critically analyzed; (3) Pays careful attention to the way language is used by educators to give meaning to frequently unspoken assumptions; and (4) Highlights the complexities of curriculum work in a social contexts. The book is designed as a supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Curriculum Theory, Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum Philosophy, and Curriculum Theory and Practice in the department of education. Contents include: (1) Introduction to Curriculum Ideologies; Your Beliefs About Curriculum; The Curriculum Ideologies; Curriculum Workers; The Nature of the Curriculum Ideologies; (2) Scholar Academic Ideology; Scholar Academic Curricula; Curriculum and the Disciplines; The Academic Disciplines; Curriculum Issues; Historical Context; Aims; Knowledge; The Child; Learning; Teaching; Evaluation; Concluding Perspective: (3) Social Efficiency Ideology; A Scientific Technique of Curriculum Making; Programmed Curriculum and the Behavioral Engineer; The Analogy; Social Orientation; Objectives; Historical Context; Aims; Knowledge; The Child; Learning; Teaching; Evaluation; Concluding Perspectives; (4) Learner Centered Ideology; The Ideal School; Learners; The Growing Individual; The Learning Person; The Curriculum: Unit of Work Versus School Subject: Historical Context; Aims; Knowledge; The Child; Learning; Teaching; Evaluation; Concluding Perspective; (5) Social Reconstruction Ideology; Highlander; Sixth-Grade Social Reconstruction Mathematics; Society and Reconstruction; Reconstruction Through Education; Historical Context; Aims; Knowledge; The Child; Learning; Teaching; Evaluation; Concluding Perspective; (6) A Comparative Overview of Curriculum Ideologies; Comparative Summary; Other Parameters; Concluding Perspective; and (7) Individual Perspective on Curriculum Ideologies; Curriculum Life Histories; Can People Believe in More Than One Ideology?; Why Do Educators Change Ideologies?; and Concluding Perspective. Curriculum Ideologies Inventory; Instructions for Graphing the Results of the Inventory; Curriculum Ideologies Inventory Graphing Sheet; Instructions for Interpreting the Results of the Inventory; and Examples of a Completed Graph for the Curriculum Ideologies Inventory are appended. Reference, index and author information is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A