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Curriculum Construction, 3e introduces and analyses all aspects of curriculum development, interpretation and implementation. The text develops students’ understanding of both the theoretical and practical components of curriculum construction. The theoretical dimension of the text includes coverage of the broad social and political influences on a curriculum; coverage of global contexts, national curriculum initiatives; and a discussion of values in education. The practical section of the text provides teachers, as well as members of the school community, with the knowledge and skills to engage fully in the task of curriculum construction.
Social Contexts of Curriculum Construction
1. The School Curriculum and its Stakeholders: Who Owns the Curriculum?
2. Curriculum and the Pluralist State: Resolving Conflicts over Ownership of the School Curriculum
3. School Curriculum and Diversity: Ensuring Equity for all Students
4. Essential Learning for all Students
Curriculum Priorities and their Social Contexts
5. Understanding the Students we Teach: Youth and the Contexts that Influence Them
6. Integrated Curriculum
7. Information Technology
8. Curriculum and its Global Contexts
9. Citizenship Education and Values for Australian Students
Curriculum Planning for Schools
10. Curriculum Planning Models: Theory and Practice
11. Curriculum Process: System and School
12. Curriculum Translation in Classroom: Teachers as Decision Makers
Assessment, Evaluation and School Review
13. Assessment Issues and the School Curriculum
14. Reporting Student Outcomes to Parents and Community
15. Curriculum Evaluation
16. School Review Processes and Continuous Improvement
17. Pressures for Change and Reform: Local, National and International
19. Managing the Process of Change