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.

Teacher as Curriculum

Teacher as Curriculum

Teacher as curriculum
Candace SchleinGretchen Schwarz

We teach who we are.

—Palmer, 2007, p. 1

Do you remember a special teacher? When asked this question, most people can look back into their school days and answer “yes.” What is remarkable in people’s descriptions of an important teacher is that they remember not the teacher’s professional test scores; not the student’s standardized test scores; not the benchmarks reached in math or English; not the teacher’s impact on college admission or getting a job. What is memorable is the person of the teacher in the classroom interacting with subject matter and students in varied contexts. Plato, Comenius, and John Dewey, as well as great religious figures like Christ and Buddha, all knew that there is, in fact, ...

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