Curriculum Trends: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2003 - Education - 235 pages

Curriculum Trends: A Reference Handbook presents the most expansive, up-to-date survey of curriculum development in the United States, ranging from its history and the origins of the cry for higher standards, to societal influences on schools and the legal challenges they face today.

Supported by examples illustrating both successful and failed school reforms, critical developments of the past 25 years and their impacts--including the rise of charter schools, home schooling, the standards movement, high-stakes testing, and authentic assessment--are carefully analyzed. The first work to examine ethical concerns with multicultural and multilingual students also addresses professionalism in teaching and teacher education.

 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction and Framing the Field
1
Chapter Two Chronology
93
Chapter Three Organizations That Support or Relate to Curriculum Trends
101
Chapter Four Print and Nonprint Resources
121
Chapter Five Curriculum Trends for the Future Hope and Possibility
157
Appendix A A Glossary of Terms Related to Curriculum Trends
183
Appendix B Questions for Reflection on Curriculum as Ethical Text
187
Appendix C Reflections on Curriculum as Aesthetic Text
189
Appendix D Curriculum as Autobiographical Text
191
Appendix E Curriculum as Spiritual Text An Example
197
Appendix F Sample of a Reflective Journal Entry
203
Appendix G Samples of Reflective Journal Writing as a Performance Task
211
Appendix H Examples of Reflection on Curriculum as Racial Text
219
Index
227
About the Author
235
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Valerie J. Janesick is professor of educational leadership and policy studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. She is the author of ABC-CLIO's The Assessment Debate: A Reference Handbook.

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