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'This book will be of interest to educational practitioners, and many other professionals concerned with the education and development of the young' - ESCalate `A very well-respected book [and a] Curriculum classic...[which offers] balance to current official publications...One of its strengths is the coherent argument that runs throughout. It is very much a product of the wide knowledge and experience of the author.' - Jenny Houssart, Senior Lecturer, Department of Learning, Curriculum & Communication, Institute of Education, University of London, UK Praise for previous editions: `I use this book as an essential course text for a module on curriculum theory. It is an excellent text for the whole course' `Vic Kelly's writing is always concise and informative, but also at times challenging' `A most comprehensive text that takes the reader beyond content/balance issues values, beliefs and assumptions on the curriculum' This is the sixth edition of a book that has been regularly revised and updated since it was first published in the mid-1970s. A V Kelly's now classic work focuses on the philosophical and political dimensions of curriculum, and especially on the implications for schools and societies of various forms of curriculum. The book outlines what form a curriculum should take if it is concerned to promote a genuine form of education for a genuinely democratic society. Kelly summarises and explains the main aspects of curriculum theory, and shows how these can and should be translated into practice, in order to create an educational and democratic curriculum for all schools at all levels. The book also seeks to show that the politicization of the school curriculum has led to the establishment of policies and practices which demonstrate a failure to understand these principles of curriculum theory and practice. As a result, policies and practices have been implemented which fall short of being adequate. In view of the rapid pace of educational change imposed by various governments over the last 35 years, including New Labour, this book is more relevant than ever.

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Genre: Education
Author: A V Kelly
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2009-01-19
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 1446245543

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As a primary text, Analyzing the Curriculum provides the backbone for a basic curriculum course at either the senior or graduate level. The book shows how the parts of a curriculum fit together and how to identify assumptions underlying curricula. In doing so, students develop the ability to determine why a curriculum proves better for some students than for others; what approaches to teaching are compatible with a particular curriculum; what difficulties a curriculum is likely to encounter during implementation; and what kinds of changes in the curriculum parents, students, and administrators are likely to demand. These are valuable skills for evaluating, selecting and adapting existing programs to suit particular situations.

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Genre: Education
Author: George J. Posner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Release: 1995
File: 315 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015062453306

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In this volume, educationists and experts on values, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, discuss the question of values and the curriculum in societies which are changing rapidly and in which disagreements about values are sometimes acrimonious.

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Genre: Education
Author: Jo Cairns
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-01-11
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136226274

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This book explores the impact new information and communication technologies are having on teaching and the way children learn. The book addresses key issues across all phases of primary and secondary education, both in the UK and internationally. ICT, Pedagogy and the Curriculum looks at the relationship between ICT, paradigms of teaching and learning, and the way in which curriculum subjects are represented. Three principal areas are addressed: * the wider perception of ICT in society, culture and schooling * the challenges to pedagogy * the way in which ICT not only supports learning and teaching but changes the nature of curriculum subjects. The tensions between the use of technology to replicate traditional practices, and the possibilities for transforming the curriculum and pedagogy are explored, offering an original and distinctively critical perspective on the way in which we understand ICT in education. It will be of interest to all primary and secondary teachers and those in initial teacher training who are concerned about current technology initiatives in education and how to respond to them.

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Genre: Education
Author: Viv Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2013-01-11
File: 264 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134567102

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Genre: Education
Author: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Publisher:
Release: 1962
File: 80 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:319510009101012

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Keeping the focus clearly on learning and teaching, the authors explore the practical issues for managers at the institutional level, within the context of their need to understand and analyze key educational values and principles.

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Genre: Education
Author: David Middlewood
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2001-07-23
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761970320

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This new edition of the classic text extends the scope of critically-oriented work in curriculum studies.

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Genre: Education
Author: Landon E. Beyer
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 1998-01-01
File: 417 Pages
ISBN-13: 0791438090

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The articles which make up this reader provide both overview and analysis of the central issues in secondary education. Focused closely upon what it means to teach and learn in the modern secondary classroom, this book provides invaluable insight into the development of secondary education today. It is an ideal introduction to the task of teachers in secondary schools. Issues covered in the book include: the new agenda around teaching and learning effective pedagogy the teacher-student relationship teaching, learning and the digital age grouping by ability managing the curriculum change assessment equal opportunities and educational change This is the lead book in a series which bring together collections of articles by highly experienced educators which introduce, explore and illuminate the issues surrounding teaching in secondary schools. They are invaluable resources for those training to become teachers, newly qualified teachers and more experienced practioners, particularly those mentoring NQTs.

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Genre: Education
Author: Steven Hutchinson
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2005-07-08
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781134508938

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This book explores some of the major processes involved in the definition of school subject knowledge. Using historical ethnographic methods, the contributors to the collection highlight and examine some of the factors involved at national, institutional and classroom levels in the making of school subjects. The first section of the book outlines the theoretical and methodological basis for the study off school subjects, and the reasons for and the possibilities of such a study are considered. In the second section some histories of school curricula are presented from a variety of settings – colonial schools in Africa, working-class schools of the nineteenth century, nursery schools – and the conflicting forces of determination and change in school subjects are identified and examined. The third section focuses on the contemporary school situation and the papers isolate and investigate some of the interest groups and social processes which enter into or affect the realization of school knowledge in the classroom.

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Genre: Education
Author: Ivor F. Goodson
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2012-05-23
File: 4 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136716669

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Genre: Curriculum planning
Author: Witold Tulasiewicz
Publisher: James Nicholas Publishers
Release: 1998-01
File: 145 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781875408214

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