The Guide to Curriculum in Education illuminates how four commonplaces of curriculum--subject matter, teachers, learners, and milieu--are interdependent and interconnected in curriculum making and the ties between and controversies over public debate, policy making, university scholarship, and school practice in defining and developing curricula. Complex traditions of curriculum scholarship are traced to illuminate curriculum ideas, issues, perspectives, and possibilities. A major goal is to highlight and explicate how subject matter, teachers, learners, and context or environment are interdependent and interconnected in decision-making processes that involve local and state school boards and government agencies, educational institutions, and curriculum stakeholders at all levels. Key Features: • Organized around four parts as articulated by curriculum scholar Joseph J. Schwab: subject matter, teachers, learners, and milieu • Brief, objective chapters of 5,000 words each provide student readers with more depth than found in an encyclopedia entry • Chapters focus on key contemporary concerns and provide Further Reading suggestions for students wishing to explore a topic in more detail • The Guide focuses on 55 topical chapters organized in four parts: Subject Matter as Curriculum, Teachers as Curriculum, Students as Curriculum, and Milieu as Curriculum This guide will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within education programs who seek to better understand the four commonplaces of curriculum and how it influences various aspects within the field of education.

Subject Matters of Physical Education

Subject Matters of Physical Education

Subject matters of physical education
Paul M. WrightDavid S. Walsh

Physical education (PE) as a subject matter in the United States is at a crossroads. Since PE was integrated into the U.S. school curriculum, its perceived role in the curriculum has evolved as well as its standing in relation to other subject matters. Understandings of the content of PE have varied widely over the past century, and debates about what should comprise PE content have only intensified in recent decades. PE has been placed in the middle of a tug-of-war between two competing external factors. One side has been the pressure on schools to demonstrate student performance by means of standardized testing related to subject matters that have been elevated to ...

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