Developing the Curriculum

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Allyn and Bacon, 2005 - Education - 606 pages
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This highly readable, practical text guides students step-by-step through the process of curriculum development, providing a solid foundation of key models and concepts.

"Developing the Curriculum, Sixth Edition, " is full of references to classic and current curriculum writings, providing students with a synthesis of historic and contemporary principles and practices associated with creating an effective curriculum. In addition, the author introduces a model that combines curriculum and instruction and carefully explores issues and challenges at each stage.

Features:

  • Up-to-date coverage reflects today's best practices and current trends in current development.
  • Actual examples are interspersed throughout each chapter to reinforce major chapter content.
  • Each chapter contains objectives, Website and media references, end-of-chapter questions as well as supplementary exercises, providing students the opportunity to critically analyze and review key concepts and strategies.
  • Extensive bibliographies enable students to conduct research on chapter topics.
  • Chapter 15, Issues in Curriculum Development, provides clear and concise analyses accompanied by an easy-to-use bibliography.
  • An Appendix provides teachers with references to ERIC Clearinghouses, Regional Educational Laboratories, National Research and Development Centers, Institute of Education Sciences, and curriculum journals.

Peter F. Oliva, formerly professor and chairperson at Southern Illinois University, Florida International University, and Georgia Southern University, is author of several textbooks. He has taught in high school and at the Universities of Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Indiana State University.

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Contents

Principles of Curriculum Development
21
Roles of School Personnel
43
The Human Dimension
84
Copyright

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Peter F. Oliva is formerly professor and chairperson at Southern Illinois University, Florida International University, and Georgia Southern University.

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