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.
What does it mean to teach for a curriculum that is inclusive of all living and nonliving things in a particular space? How do we come to know a place and the knowledge inherent to that particular place? Ecological milieu is best defined as an intellectual (and often physical) space whereby knowledge is constructed through an interdependent mélange of knowledges, practices, traditions, beings, lives, and organisms. In the wake of the ecological crisis, emphasis on the ecological has increased in both academic and popular literature. In the field of curriculum studies, ecological milieu has evolved from referring to physical surroundings to a much more complex dialectical phenomenon, invoking a complex conversation among various knowledges and sensibilities. In particular, this ...