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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.  

Policy Making and Planning in Curriculum
Policy making and planning in curriculum

Thomas James, commenting more than a decade ago about authority and politics in educational change, observed that “education is a contested public good in American society [in which] agreements forged … through social conflict and political consensus become embedded, tacitly or explicitly, in law and policy” (1991, pp. 169–170). In the secular world, human actions emanate from and are justified under some authority. In the Western tradition, institutions of a ...

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