Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns

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SAGE, Apr 24, 2012 - Education - 297 pages
The Second Edition of Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns by Michael Stephen Schiro presents a clear, unbiased, and rigorous 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 more productively interact with educators who might hold different beliefs.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to the Curriculum Ideologies
1
Chapter 2 Scholar Academic Ideology
15
Chapter 3 Social Efficiency Ideology
57
Chapter 4 Learner Centered Ideology
99
Chapter 5 Social Reconstruction Ideology
151
Chapter 6 A Comparative Overview of the Curriculum Ideologies
199
Chapter 7 Individual Perspectives on the Curriculum Ideologies
247
Curriculum Ideologies Inventory
263
References
269
Index
279
About the Author
297
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About the author (2012)

Michael Stephen Schiro has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He received his bachelorate from Tufts University and his doctorate from Harvard University. In the 1960’s he worked for school desegregation n North Carolina. In the 1970’s he worked to improve urban education in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was chair of the Department of Teacher Education and School Administration at Boston College in the 1980’s. He specializes in mathematics education and curriculum theory, and taught courses in mathematics education, curriculum theory, computer education, literacy, and multicultural education at Boston College from 1974 to 2009, when he retired. He published eleven books with such diverse titles as Integrating Children's Literature and Mathematics in the Classroom, Oral Story Telling and Teaching Mathematics, Mega-Fun Math Games, Curriculum for Better Schools: The Great Ideological Debate, and Tan and the Shape Changer.

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