For undergraduate and graduate level introductory courses in Curriculum Development, grades K-12. Also serves as a practical guide and resource readers will want to keep and refer to throughout their careers in education and administration
Future educational administrators are guided step-by-step through the entire curriculum development process.
Practical, readable, and now completely up to date, Developing the Curriculum guides students step-by-step through the entire curriculum development process–from the underlying principles and concepts to the roles of school personnel, the components of the process, technology in curriculum and instruction, and the most up-to-date curriculum issues. The text’s many references to both historic and contemporary works give readers an excellent synthesis of the principles and practices they will have to know in order to create effective curriculum as they enter their own careers as educational administrators. This edition updates readers on technology and the curriculum in a new Chapter 14, The Digital Classroom. The text also serves as a practical guide and resource readers will want to keep and refer to throughout their careers in education and administration.
Table of contents
PART I CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Theoretical Dimensions
Chapter 1 Curriculum and Instruction Defined
Chapter 2 Principles of Curriculum Development
PART II CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Roles of School Personnel
Chapter 3 Curriculum Planning: A Multi-Level, Multi-Sector Process
Chapter 4 Curriculum Planning: The Human Dimension
PART III Components of the Process
Chapter 5 Models for Curriculum Development
Chapter 6 Philosophy and Aims of Education
Chapter 7 Data-Driven Decision Making
Chapter 8 Curriculum Goals, Objectives, and Products
Chapter 9 Organizing and Implementing the Curriculum
Chapter 10 Instructional Goals and Objectives
Chapter 11 Selecting and Implementing Strategies of Instruction
Chapter 12 Evaluating Instruction
Chapter 13 Evaluating the Curriculum
PART IV CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Technology in Curriculum and Instruction
Chapter 14 Digital Curriculum
PART V CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Issues in Curriculum Development
Chapter 15 Current Curriculum Issues
NAME & SUBJECT INDEXES
New to this edition
This edition features a new co-author, an all-new chapter on The Digital Classroom, new information on the changing nature of the workplace, and much reorganization designed to enhance the treatment of issues important to ensuring effective curriculum development and educational improvement.
Readers get the benefit of the combined experience of two authorities–Peter F. Oliva and William R. Gordon II. William Gordon has joined Peter Oliva in co-authoring this new edition.
Current and future curriculum developers get the latest information on how technology is changing today’s classroom environment, helpful to ensure that students compete successfully in the new global workplace.
An all-new Chapter 14 presents the most up-to-date issues of The Digital Classroom.
Educators see the paradigm shift they must make to help students master the skills necessary to become productive citizens in the 21st century. Included is new information on the changing nature of the workplace and needs of 21st century learners that curriculum planners must address. See especially Chapter 7, Data-Driven Decision Making.
Readers will appreciate how the combination of Chapters 8 and 14 improve the text’s organization and treatment of Curriculum Goals, Objectives, and Products. Chapter 8 now includes Curriculum Goals, Objectives, and Products.
A restructured Chapter 9, Organizing and Implementing the Curriculum, gives readers improved organization of the material and allows for added newer content. In response to reader request, this chapter also now includes material on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate.
The role of the federal government in education is updated through new material on Race to the Top (Chapter 6).
Readers are updated on the latest in curriculum issues with the inclusion of additional new material in this eighth edition:
· NEW material on Norman L. Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (Chapter 10)
· NEW material on Tony Wagner’s 21st Century Learner (Chapter 7)
· NEW material on Professional Learning Communities, with an emphasis on collaborative teams (Chapter 13)
· Current references, including website references from the previous Chapter 15 are included in the thoroughly updated Appendix.
Features & benefits
Students see today’s best practices and current trends in curriculum development through the authors’ up-to-date coverage.
Students get the benefit of analyzing and reviewing key concepts and strategies beyond the classroom through many reinforcing features. Each chapter, with the exception of the last chapter, includes Objectives, Text with Summary, questions for Discussion, Exercises, Website and/or pertinent Multimedia references, Endnotes, and Bibliography.
Teachers can located many additional curriculum resources easily through website references interspersed throughout the book and in the Appendix, which also includes website references as well as professional journals and national and regional research centers.
Critical background on curriculum and teaching today is presented in the books’ thorough discussion of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Peter F. Oliva, formerly professor and chairperson at Southern Illinois University, Florida International University, and Georgia Southern University, is author of numerous articles in education journals and several textbooks and is co-author of Supervision for Today’s Schools, now in its 8th ed. He has served as a high school teacher, guidance counselor, and as a professor of education at the University of Florida, University of Mississippi, Indiana State University, and the University of Hawaii. He has taught summer sessions at Portland State College (Oregon), Miami University (Ohio), and Western Michigan University. He has also served as part-time instructor supervising interns at the University of Central Florida. He has traveled extensively on educational and/or governmental programs in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Developing the Curriculum has been translated into Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Korean.
William R. Gordon II has served as a teacher and administrator in Orange County Florida Public Schools for the past twenty-seven years. He began his administrative career at University High School twenty years ago as a founding member of the school. Additionally, he was an assistant principal at Glenridge Middle School, Metro West Elementary School, and Bonneville Elementary School before becoming principal at Killarney Elementary School. He then moved to the principalship of Winter Park High School. Under his eleven-year tenure at Winter Park High School the school was consistently named by the State of Florida as a “High-Performing School” due to the school’s rigorous curriculum and outstanding student achievement. Also, U.S. News and World Report repeatedly ranked Winter Park High School in the top one percent of high schools in the nation. He currently serves as the Executive Area Director for the East Learning Community where he is responsible for managing thirty-eight K-12 public schools.