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 Moral and Spiritual Milieu: Humanistic Alternatives to the Competitive Milieu

The Moral and Spiritual Milieu: Humanistic Alternatives to the Competitive Milieu

The moral and spiritual milieu: humanistic alternatives to the competitive milieu
H. Svi Shapiro

The late teacher and scholar David Purpel (2004) viewed the work of education through the prism of tikkun olam, a Hebrew phrase that literally means “repairing the world.” It was a view that influenced many generations of his students and his colleagues. Drawing on Jewish ethical and spiritual teaching, tikkun olam asserted that the work of human beings in this life was, preeminently, to heal a broken world and to repair lives that were degraded by unjust and oppressive social conditions. For Purpel so much else that passed for the practice and discourse of education was a distraction from our need ...

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