- 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.
Chapter 13: Interpreting Contemporary Curriculum Issues
Interpreting Contemporary Curriculum Issues
- Theme: Control of Schooling and Curriculum 350
- Theme: Schooling and Curriculum Reform 354
- Theme: Accountability in Schooling and Curriculum 361
- Theme: Effects of Social Change on Schooling and Curriculum 365
- Perspective into Practice: How Selected Issues Might Affect Elementary and Secondary Schooling 369
- Summary and Conclusions 371
- Critical Perspective 372
- Resources for Curriculum Study 373
- References 375
The transition from the last years of the 19th century into the first of the 20th is marked by the challenge of the progressive movement to rethink the role of government and institutional needs for the public good. In the field of education, there was a general affirmation of the need for public schooling. Even with a consensus of the central role of schools as needed public institutions, there were ...