Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Education - 330 pages
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This landmark text was one of the first to introduce and analyze contemporary concepts of curriculum that emerged from the Reconceptualization of curriculum studies in the 1970s and 1980s. This new edition brings readers up to date on the major research themes (postmodernism,ecological, hermeneutics, aesthetics and arts-based research, race, class, gender, sexuality, and classroom practices) within the historical development of the field from the 1950s to the present. Like the previous editions, it is unique in providing a comprehensive overview in a relatively short and highly accessible text. Provocative and powerful narratives (both biography and autoethnography) throughout invite readers to engage the complex theories in a personal conversation. School-based examples allow readers to make connections to schools and society, teacher education, and professional development of teachers.

Changes in the Third Edition

  • New Glossary - brief summaries in the text direct readers to the Companion Website to read the entire entries
  • New analysis of the current accountability movement in schoolsincluding the charter school movement.
  • More international references clearly connected to international contexts
  • More narratives invite readers to engage the complex theories in a personal conversation
  • Companion Website-new for this edition
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Curriculum Development as a Field of Study
15
Chapter 1 Introduction to Curriculum Developmentm Reconceptualization and Postmodernity
17
Chapter 2 Historical Perspectives on Curriculum as a Field of Study
37
Chapter 3 The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies from 1973 to 2006
57
Chapter 4 Postmodern Schooling Curriculum and the Theological Text
71
Complicated Conversations in Contemporary Curriculum Development
113
Chapter 5 The Hermeneutic Circle and the Interpretive Process
115
Chapter 9 Utopian Visions Democracy and the Egalitarian Ideal
227
Chapter 10 Aesthetic Inquiry ArtsBased Research and the Proleptic Moment
241
Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era
269
Chapter 11 Time and Complexity
271
Chapter 12 A Vision of Curriculum in the Postmodern Era
281
References
299
Name Index
317
Subject Index
327

Chapter 6 Gender Sexulaity Race and Ethnicity in a Multicultural and Diverse Milieu
143
Chapter 7 Postmodern Philosophies in Curriculum Studies
187
Chapter 8 Curriculum for Interdependence and Ecological Sustainability
199

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About the author (2006)

Patrick Slattery is Regents Scholar and Professor of Curriculum Development and Philosophy of Education at Texas A&M University. He holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Teaching, Learning & Culture and Educational Administration & Human Resource Development.

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