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.

Critical Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Critical Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Critical media literacy in the digital age
Julie MaudlinDaniel Chapman

At the turn of the 21st century, as the explosion of digital media propelled the country headlong into a new technological revolution, American K–12 education experienced a marked shift toward standardized testing and corporate organization. More than a decade later, the digital revolution has transformed American culture as our daily lives have become more media-saturated, technologically driven, and globally interconnected. As evidenced in the July 2013 media attitudes survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, digital media has revolutionized the way we obtain and share information. While 69% of Americans still look to television as a main source of national and international news, the percentage of the general public ...

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