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.

The Biographical and Documentary Milieu

The Biographical and Documentary Milieu

The biographical and documentary milieu
Craig Kridel

The biographical and documentary milieu represents a significant yet still-emerging genre of inquiry in the field of curriculum studies. While students, teachers, and professors in curriculum studies devote much attention to conceptualizing curriculum theory and researching educational policy and its influence upon educational studies and practices, the biographical and documentary milieu offers educators an opportunity to better understand the process by which theory and policy develop, situating a fluidity of ideas within their historical and conceptual context. By ascertaining context—the lives of educators and the transformative evolution of ideas as depicted in documents—these forms of inquiry offer insights for better understanding the fundamental concepts, beliefs, and practices that provide the foundations and commonplaces for ...

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