Applying curriculum theory to classroom reality of K-12 classrooms
Practical and engaging, this book contains 21 case studies that help students apply curriculum theory to classroom reality. Each case is authored by an in-service teacher, reflecting on ways to improve instruction by making changes to various aspects of the curriculum. These real-life examples investigate up-to-date curricular issues ranging from accountability in education to curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation, school reform, pedagogy, and decision making in diverse educational settings.
Consistent formatting- Each case follows the same structure and includes proposed/actual solutions and expected/observed outcomes, allowing readers to compare their solutions to those in the text- leading to reflective, data-driven decision making; Points to Ponder- Open-ended questions invite readers to further elaborate on how the solution proposed by the practitioner may impact additional curricular levels; Text Boxes-Brief background information related to each cases provides a context for analysis