This book crosses the divide between theoreticians and practitioners by demonstrating how curriculum theories and models are applied in classrooms today. It ties together broad educational theories such as progressivism, essentialism, perennialism, etc; curriculum models, characterized as learner-centered, society-centered or knowledge-centered; and exemplars of curriculum theories and models, such as Reggio Emilia, Core Knowledge, the International Baccalaureate, etc.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; About the Author; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Introduction; A Further Word About the Exemplars; 1 Toward Definition(s); What Is Curriculum?; Of Origins and Metaphors; Curriculum as Prescription; Curriculum as Experience; Summing Up; Your Turn; 2 Reading Between the Lines; Planned vs. Experienced Curriculum; Narrow vs. Expansive Definitions; Training Up and Leading Forth; Your Turn; 3 A Few Questions...; What are the goals of the curriculum?; What knowledge is of most worth?; Guessing the Future; What values should be taught and learned? What essential skills are at stake?What is an appropriate view of society?; What do we believe about students?; What are the implications for a pluralistic society?; Your Turn; 4 The Progressive Paradigm; A Brief History; The Eight-Year Study; Progressive Curriculum; Teacher Role; Student Role; Environmen; Assessment; Summing Up; Your Turn; 5 The Learner-Centered Curriculum; Goal Structure; Open Education; A. S. Neill and Summerhill School; Affective Education; Developmentally Appropriate Practice; The Doctrine of Interest; Creativity and Self-Direction; Syntactic Complexity; Summing Up Your TurnLearner-Centered Curriculum Exemplars; Exemplar 1-Sudbury Schools: A Learner-Centered and Learner-Controlled Approach; Student and Teacher Roles; The Big Rock Sudbury School Model; Your Turn; Exemplar 2-The Exploratory: Experiences Curriculum for Elementary Schools An Interest Center Approach; The Interest Centers Approach; Student and Teacher Roles; The EECES Schedule; Curricular Balance; Your Turn; Exemplar 3-Reggio Emilia Education: A Project-Based Child-Centered Community Approach; Description and Brief History; Curriculum; Teacher and Student Roles; Assessment; Summing Up Your Turn6 The Society-Centered Curriculum; Emphasis on the Groupand the Self in Group Context; Teacher Role; Integrated Studies; Summing Up; Your Turn; The Principal Speaks: A Society-Centered Curricular Perspective; Your Turn; Exemplar 4-The Foxfire Curriculum: Cultural Journalism; Description and Brief History; Philosophy; Cultural Journalism as Curriculum; Teacher and Student Roles; Assessment; Your Turn; Exemplar 5-Unified Science and Mathematics for Elementary Schools (USMES) Approach: Real World Problem Solving; Exemplary USMES Unit Titles; Student Role; Teacher Role; Assessment Your Turn7 The Knowledge-Centered Curriculum; A Liberal Education; Textbooks as Curriculum; Curriculum as Process; Ways of Knowing; E. D. Hirsch's Core Knowledge Curriculum: Cultural Literacy; Mortimer Adler's Paideia Proposal: An Educational Manifesto; Of Differences and Similarities; Keys to the Knowledge-Centered Curriculum; Traditional Curriculum Philosophies: Essentialism and Perennialism; Your Turn; Back to Bruner for a Minute; The Structure of Knowledge Within a Discipline; Your Turn; The Essentialist Paradigm; The Essentialist Curriculum; Teacher Role; Student Role Organization of the Curriculum
Includes bibliographical references and index. Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed October 2, 2013). First published 2004 by Eye On Education.