- 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 9: Policy Making and Planning in Curriculum
Policy Making and Planning in Curriculum
- Policy Making in Curriculum Work 226
- Perspective into Practice: Policy, Curriculum, and Implications at the Elementary and Secondary Level 235
- Planning in Curriculum Work 236
- State and Local Policy and Planning 242
- National and Regional Policy and Planning 247
- Summary and Conclusions 253
- Critical Perspective 254
- Resources for Curriculum Study 255
- References 256
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 ...