Contemporary Issues in Curriculum

Contemporary Issues in Curriculum, 6th edition

  • Allan C. Ornstein, 
  • Edward G. Pajak, 
  • Stacey B. Ornstein

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Overview

Contemporary Issues in Curriculum is your guide to implement, plan, and evaluate curriculum at all levels of learning. This collection of articles by a diverse group of curriculum leaders will help you to examine and debate the issues and formulate your own ideas to shape the future direction of the field.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2015

ISBN-13: 9780137520947

Subject: Educational Leadership

Category: Curriculum Development (K-12)

Table of contents

PART I: CURRICULUM AND PHILOSOPHY
1. Philosophy as a Basis for Curriculum Decisions, ALLAN C. ORNSTEIN
2. Goals and Objectives, RONALD S. BRANDT AND RALPH W. TYLER
3. What Does It Mean To Say A School Is Doing Well?, ELLIOT W. EISNER
4. Art and Imagination: Overcoming a Desperate Stasis, MAXINE GREEN
5. A Common Core of Readiness, ROBERT ROTHMAN
Pro-Con Chart 1: Should The Schools Introduce A Values-Centered Curriculum For All Students?
Case Study 1: A Clash Concerning The Arts Curriculum

PART II: CURRICULUM AND TEACHING
6. Teaching Themes of Care, NEL NODDINGS
7. The Heart of a Teacher, PARKER J. PALMER
8. Critical Issues in Teaching, ALLAN C. ORNSTEIN
9. Productive Teachers: Assessing the Knowledge Base, HERBERT J. WALBERG
10. Honoring Diverse Styles Of Beginning Teachers, EDWARD F. PAJAK, ELAINE STOTKO, AND FRANK MASCI
11. Keeping Good Teachers: What It Matters, What Leaders Can Do, LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND
Pro-Con Chart 2: Should teachers be held accountable for their teaching?
Case Study 2: School District Proposes Evaluations by Students

PART III: CURRICULUM AND LEARNING
12. Grappling, THEODORE R. SIZER AND NANCY FAUST SIZER
13. Creating Creative Minds, ROBERT J. STERNBERG AND TODD I. LUBART
14. The Cognitive-Developmental Approach to Moral Education, LAWRENCE KOHLBERG
15. Targeted, Not Universal Pre-K, CHESTER E. FINN, JR.
16. Demographics and Excellence in the 21st Century, NORMAN ENG
17. Disciplining The Mind, VERONICA BOIX MANSILLA AND HOWARD GARDNER
Pro-Con Chart 3: Should special education students be grouped (mainstreamed) into regular education classes?
Case Study 3: Language and Standardized Testing

PART IV: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
18. Flunking Innovation and Creativity, YONG ZHAO
19. Teach up for Excellence, CAROL ANN TOMLINSON AND EDWIN LOU JAVIUS
20. The Thought-Filled Curriculum, ARTHUR L. COSTA
21. The Importance of Multicultural Education, GENEVA GAY
22. Knowledge Alive, DAVID PERKINS
23. What Students Need to Learn: A Diploma Worth Having, GRANT WIGGINS
Pro-Con Chart 4: Should academic content standards be used in place of curriculum guides?
Case Study 4: An Advocate for Longer School Days

PART V: CURRICULUM AND SUPERVISION
24. The Politics of Virtue: A New Framework for School Leadership, THOMAS J. SERGIOVANNI
25. What the World Can Teach Us About New Teacher Induction, HARRY K. WONG, TED BRITTON, AND TOM GANSER
26. Clinical Supervision and Psychological Functions, EDWARD F. PAJAK
27. Beginning Teacher Induction: What the Data Tell Us, RICHARD INGERSOLL
28. Instructional Insensitivity of Tests: Accountability's Dire Drawback, W. JAMES POPHAM
29. Diagnosing School Decline, DANIEL L. DUKE
Pro-Con Chart 5: Should the person who helps teachers improve instruction also evaluate their performance?
Case Study 5: A Principal Works for Inclusion

PART VI: CURRICULUM AND POLICY
30. Manage "Human Capital" Strategically, ALLAN ODDEN
31. Beyond Standardization: Powerful New Principles for Improvement, ANDY HARGREAVES AND DENNIS SHIRLEY
32. Dichotomizing Educational Reform, CARL D. GLICKMAN
33. Assessment for Learning Around the World: What Would It Mean to Be Internationally Competitive?, LINDA DARLING-HAMMOND AND LAURA MCCLOSKEY
34. Perennial Reform: Fixing School Time, LARRY CUBAN
35. Excellence, Equality, and Education, ALLAN C. ORNSTEIN
Pro-Con Chart 6: Should parent choice be a major consideration in determining where students attend school?
Case Study 6: School Board Debates Bilingual Education Program

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