- 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 2: In Search of Curriculum
In Search of Curriculum
- Historical Constructions of Curriculum 24
- Curriculum Inquiry and the Tyler Rationale 30
- Curriculum Reconceptualized and Redefined 32
- Perspective into Practice: Curriculum Reconceptualized and Redefined 38
- Perceptions about Curriculum 38
- Envisioning Curriculum as a Field of Study 43
- Summary and Conclusions 45
- Critical Perspective 46
- Resources for Curriculum Study 46
- References 47
Remember your years in school? Alphabets and numbers meant kindergarten. Reading, spelling, arithmetic, celebrating holidays, reading stories, planting seeds, observing birds and animals—these were primary and elementary school experiences. Then came middle and high school, a shift from the general learning in science, language arts, and social studies to more specific knowledge in biology, chemistry, literature, languages, history, algebra, and geography, among others. What you were learning was often referred to as the “knowledge” you needed to ...