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Curriculum in Context

Edited by:
  • Bob Moon - Professor of Education at the Open University and Founding Director of the Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA) Programme
  • Patricia Murphy - The Open University

December 1998 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This textbook provides an introduction to the historical, political, social and cultural influences that contribute to curriculum assessment and development. It examines a range of national developments which include policy level debates as well as comparative reviews of curriculum and assessment aims and values.

The majority of the chapters in the book are drawn from contemporary writing.

Curriculum in Context is a Course Reader for The Open University course E836 Learning Curriculum and Assessment.


Bob Moon and Patricia Murphy
Perspectives on the Context of Curriculum
 
PART ONE: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
Herbert M Kliebard
Constructing the Concept of Curriculum on the Wisconsin Frontier
How School Restructuring Sustained a Pedagogical Revolution  
Tony Taylor
Movers and Shakers
High Politics and the Origins of the English National Curriculum  
Andy Green
Technical Education and State Formation in Nineteenth-Century England and France
Patricia Broadfoot
Assessment and the Emergence of Modern Society
 
PART TWO: CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
Joanna Le M[ac]etais
Values and Aims in Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks
A 16-Nation Review  
Martin Woodhead
'Quality' in Early Childhood Programmes
A Contextually Appropriate Approach  
Theodore Lewis
Valid Knowledge and the Problem of Practical Arts Curricula
Jerome Bruner
Culture, Mind, and Education
 
PART THREE: CHANGE PERSPECTIVES
Ken Harley and Volker Wedekind
Vision and Constraint in Curriculum Change
A Case Study of South African Secondary School Principals  
Ruth Aedo-Richmond and Mark Richmond
Recent Curriculum Change in Post-Pinochet Chile
Robert McCormick
Curriculum Development and New Information Technology
Crain Soudien
Race, Culture, and Curriculum Development in the USA
A Study of the Process of Introducing a Multicultural Dimension into the Curriculum  
Pierre Bourdieu
Principles for Reflecting on the Curriculum in France
Richard F Elmore
Getting to Scale with Good Educational Practice

`A wealth of material for educators in schools, universities and other educational settings. They will also be a substantial resource for students undertaking higher degree studies in education.... Sure to make a significant contribution to policy development, educational practice and school reform in future' - Teacher Development

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