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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.  


Congratulations! You have chosen to study in the field of education and join one of the most historic and honored callings, a life of professional work in schooling, schools, and curriculum. Depending on where you are in your program of study, you have taken various courses to prepare you. In this textbook you will explore the world of schooling and curriculum. Before proceeding, there are several preliminaries to address. One is to understand the significance of schooling in society and the place of curriculum within that. A second is ...

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