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’ Experiences as Curriculum

Students’ Experiences as Curriculum

Students’ experiences as curriculum
Kristien ZenkovChristine Degregory

One thing that makes me unsuccessful is my mom. She is always mad with my brother and that makes me get mad, too. She thinks my brother is a gangster but he is not. She always tells him, “Luis, don’t talk to those guys….” She always asks me if Luis is involved with gangsters…. I know my brother and he is good…. I always spend time worrying and looking out for him. When my mom asks me questions, I cannot concentrate on my homework. In class, I am thinking about my brother and who he talks to. One thing that makes me unsuccessful is my mom because she thinks my brother is a gangster.


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