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Curriculum Leadership

Curriculum Leadership
Strategies for Development and Implementation

Fifth Edition

August 2018 | 448 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation, Fifth Edition is a one-of-a-kind resource written for educational leaders--administrators and teachers--who want to successfully restructure and enhance school curriculum. This book provides innovative and successful curriculum ideas, including reflective case studies, “Keys to Leadership” sections, curriculum tips, and “Challenge” sections with key issues and questions in every chapter. Also interspersed throughout the book are tried and true strategies that provide administrators with innovative ideas on meeting state and national standards. 

This is a much needed, highly informative, and easy-to-read account of curriculum development and change for curriculum leaders, those teaching curriculum courses, and those aspiring to become curriculum decision makers. It provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement a K–12 school curriculum.

Part I. Foundations of Curriculum
Chapter 1: The Nature of Curriculum
The Concept of Curriculum  
The Types of Curricula  
Components of the Curriculum  
The Mastery, the Organic, and the Enrichment Curricula  
The Hidden Curriculum  
Chapter 2: Curriculum History: The Perspective of the Past
Academic Scientism (1890-1916)  
Progressive Functionalism (1917-1940)  
Developmental Conformism (1941-1956)  
Scholarly Structuralism (1957-1967)  
Romantic Radicalism (1968-1974)  
Privatistic Conservatism (1975-1989)  
Technological Constructionism (1990-1999)  
Modern Conservatism (2000-2009)  
Technological Functionalism (2010-Present)  
A Century Plus of Curriculum Trends in Retrospect  
Chapter 3: Curriculum Theory
The Nature and Function of Curriculum Theory  
Leadership in Curriculum Theory  
Classifying Curriculum Theories  
Organizational Leadership Models  
Research Theory Into Practical Application  
The Theoretical School of the Future  
Chapter 4: The Politics of Curriculum
Myths About U.S. Schools  
Political, Cultural, and Socioeconomic Realities  
An Overview of the Curriculum-Influence Process  
The Role of the Federal Government  
Common Core State Standards  
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)  
State Role in Curriculum  
The Role of Professional Organizations  
Guiding Preservice Teachers  
Increasing Role of the Courts  
Local Education  
The Classroom Teacher  
Technology and Elements of Change  
Part II. Curriculum Processes
Chapter 5: Curriculum Planning
Goal-Based Model of Curriculum Planning  
Locus of Planning Decisions  
Organizational Structures  
Identification and Allocation of Leadership  
Importance of Integrity  
Alignment of Educational Goals  
Formulating a Curriculum Database  
Planning a Calendar  
Conducting a Needs Assessment  
Organization and Evaluation of Resources  
Teacher-Powered Professional Learning  
Creating Teacher-led Professional Learning Strategies  
Global Connections: Research and Practice  
Chapter 6: Improving the Program of Studies
Reconceptualizing Programs of Study  
Improving the Program of Studies  
Global Connections  
Chapter 7: Improving a Field of Study
Reconceptualizing Fields of Study  
Role of Collaborative Leadership  
Improving the Field of Study  
Mapping the Desired Curriculum  
Chapter 8: Processes for Developing New Courses and Units
The Technological Process of Curriculum Planning  
The Naturalistic Process of Curriculum Planning  
The Inverse Design Process of Curriculum Planning  
Preparing Schools for New Beginnings With Technology  
Global Connections: Dual Systems in Korea  
Part III. Curriculum Management
Chapter 9: Supervising the Curriculum: Teachers and Materials
Supervising the Taught Curriculum: Current Approaches  
Elements of Supervision  
Differentiated Professional Development  
Maslow's Theory of Human Needs  
Supervising the Supported Curriculum  
Supporting Culturally Relevant Teaching  
Supporting Teaching and Learning with Technology  
Global Connections: French Partnership  
Chapter 10: Curriculum Development and Implementation
Developing a Program Philosophy and Rationale Statement  
Developing a Scope and Sequence, Program Goals, Objectives, Learning Outcomes, and Authentic Tasks  
Global Connections: Narrowing the Achievement Gap  
Leadership Truths for Curriculum Leaders  
Chapter 11: Aligning the Curriculum
A Rationale for Curriculum Alignment  
Role of the Principal  
Curriculum Design  
Organizing the Alignment Project  
Organizational Strategies  
Utilizing Research for Curriculum Alignment  
Monitoring and Evaluating Curriculum Alignment  
Chapter 12: Curriculum and Teacher Evaluation
The Goals of Curriculum and Teacher Evaluation  
Evaluation Models  
Developing an Eclectic Approach  
Evaluating a Field of Study  
Measuring Effectiveness Versus Developing Teachers  
Evaluation Program Guidelines  
Evaluation Strategies for Success  
Technology and Evaluation: The Final Piece of the Puzzle  
Global Connections: Evaluation and Accountability  
Chapter 13: Current Developments in the Subject Fields
Developments in English Language Arts, Reading, and Writing  
English Language Arts  
Realities in Reading  
Expanding a Culture of Writing  
Dual Immersion Programs in English Language Arts  
History–Social Studies  
Foreign Language  
Education in the Arts  
Physical Education and Health  
Multicultural Education  
Technology and Exponential Change  
Part IV. Current Trends in the Curriculum
Chapter 14: Current Developments Across the Curriculum
Thinking Skills  
Improving Listening Skills  
Improving Speaking Skills  
English Language Learner Education  
Leadership for Socially Diverse Groups  
Accommodating Diversity  
Innovation and 21st-Century Learning  
Professional Learning and Technology  
Global Connections: Canada's Shifting Minds Model  
Chapter 15: Individualizing the Curriculum
Differentiated Instruction  
Types of Individualized Instruction  
Enhancing Teaching and Learning  
PreK and Early Childhood  
Social and Economic Considerations  
Digital Citizens  
Global Connections: Third Culture Kids  


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ISBN: 9781506363172