Section One: Where Do We Begin?
Article 1: Why Education Is So Difficult and Contentious
Article 2: Questionable Assumptions About Schooling
Elliot W. Eisner
Section Two: What Is Curriculum?
Article 3: Research Note: What is Really Important in the Curriculum World?
Judith Dziuban and Marcella Kysilka
Article 4: Curriculum Alignment Revisited
Allan A. Glatthorn
Article 5: Knowledge Alive
Section Three: How Do We Think About Curriculum
Article 6: The Curriculum-Curriculum
William H. Schubert
Article 7: Human Agency and the Curriculum
Hanan A. Alexander
Article 8: Adolescent Needs, Curriculum and the Eight-Year Study
Robert V. Bullough, Jr. and Craig Kridel
Article 9: Toward a Renaissance in Curriculum Theory and Development in the USA
William G. Wraga and Peter S. Hlebowitsh
Article 10: The Information Age: A Blessing or a Curse?
Section Four: How Can Curriculum Be Organized?
Article 11: The Memories of an All-Black Northern Urban School: Good Memories of Leadership, Teachers, and the Curriculum
Adah Ward Randolph
Article 12: Integrating High School and the Community College: Previous Efforts and Current Possibilities
Carrie B. Kisker
Article 13: Building a Plane While Flying It: Early Lessons From Developing Charter Schools
Noelle C. Griffin and Priscilla Wohlstetter
Section Five: What Is The Status Of The Academic Curriculum?
Article 14: Learning to Read in Kindergarten: Has Curriculum Development Bypassed the Controversies?
Bruce Joyce, Marilyn Hrycauk, and Emily Calhoun
Article 15: Literacy Education and Reading Programs in the Secondary School: Status, Problems, and Solutions
Freya M. J. Zipperer, M. Thomas Worley, Michelle W. Sisson, and Rhonda W. Said
Article 16: A Deeper Sense of Literacy: Curriculum-Driven Approaches to Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom
Article 17: War, Critical Thinking, and Self-Understanding
Article 18: The Math Wars
Alan H. Schoenfeld
Article 19: Chemistry, The Central Science? The History of the High School Science Sequence
Keith Sheppard and Dennis M. Robbins
Article 20: School days (Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll!)
Section Six: What Is The Extra- Or Co- Curriculum?
Article 21: Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Development
Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Bonnie L. Barber, Margaret Stone, and James Hunt
Article 22: After-School Programs Are Making a Difference
Marianne Russell Kugler
Article 23: The Effect of Interscholastic Sports Participation on Academic Achievement of Middle Level School Students
Larry J. Stephens and Laura A. Schaben
Article 24: Hearts and Minds: Military Recruitment and the High School Battlefield
Section Seven: Are There Political Aspects To Curriculum?
Article 25: Curriculum Matters
W. James Popham
Article 26: Cashing In On the Classroom
Article 27: Politics of Character Education
Robert W. Howard, Marvin W. Berkowitz, and Esther F. Schaeffer
Article 28: No Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow
Murry R. Nelson
Article 29: A Contemporary Controversy in American Education: Including Intelligen Design in the Science Curriculum
Vicki D. Johnson
Section Eight: How Does The Curriculum Meet The Needs of Diverse Populations?
Article 30: The Plains City Story
Marcela von Olphen, Francisco Rios, William Berube, Robin Dexter, and Robert McCarthy
Article 31: How Global is the Curriculum?
Andrew F. Smith
Article 32: Designing Appropriate Curriculum for Special Education Students in Urban Schools
Timothy E. Morse
Article 33: Urban Public High School Teachers' Beliefs About Science Learner Characteristics: Implications for Curriculum
Glenda M. Prime and Rommel J. Miranda
Article 34: Tried and True: The Rural School Curriculum in the Age of Accountability
Section Nine: What Are Current Hot-Button Issues in Curriculum?
Article 35: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment: Amiable Allies or Phony Friends?
W. James Popham
Article 36: It's the Curriculum, Stupid: There's Something Wrong with It
Dave F. Brown
Article 37: Teaching for Social Justice, Diversity, and Citizenship in a Global World
James A. Banks
Article 38: Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restoring Justice in Secondary Schools
Jeanne B. Stinchcomb, Gordon Bazemore, and Nancy Riestenberg
Section Ten: Where Are We Now?
Article 39: It's Time to Start the Slow School Movement
Article 40: The Lure of Learning in Teaching
Daniel P. Liston
About the Editors