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.
Students as Curriculum
Introducing Part III: Students as Curriculum
The student or learner is an important dimension or commonplace of curriculum; however, it cannot be comprehended in any full sense without perceiving its interrelationship with and dependence upon the three other commonplaces (subject matter, teachers, and milieu) along with the need to continuously rebalance the relationship among these four commonplaces in the deliberations of policy makers and educators. Thus, those involved in any educational situation must ask: How do students and the subject matter influence one another? How do teachers and the students affect one another? How does the milieu or environment have mutual influence with the students? Moreover, how do students in any given setting influence each other? It ...