- Subject index
Understanding and Shaping Curriculum: What We Teach and Why introduces readers to curriculum as knowledge, curriculum as work, and curriculum as professional practice. Author Thomas W. Hewitt discusses curriculum from theoretical and practical perspectives to not only acquaint readers with the study of curriculum, but also help them to become effective curriculum practitioners.
Part III: What Curriculum Practitioners Do
Curriculum, as a discipline, is constantly refreshing its foundational knowledge. It does this mainly with knowledge produced by academic and school-based workers. Collectively, those practitioners and others engage in various kinds of curriculum work. Understanding curriculum work, the forms it takes, who does it, and where they do it, is part of curriculum knowledge that practitioners need, and that is the focus of Part III.[Page 224]