Change and the Curriculum

Author: Geva M. Blenkin Gwyn Edwards Albert Victor Kelly

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 184

View: 774

Through the work of the Schools Council and other national agencies, the difficulties of achieving effective curriculum change through centralized initiatives and directives have been well documented. At the same time the importance of teacher involvement in such activities, and the advantages of curriculum development over revolutionary innovation, have become plain. This knowledge and the understandings it has generated are important today, when unusually sweeping changes are being brought about in the school curriculum. The authors of this book draw together these ideas to assist people promoting curriculum changes, as well as those on the receiving end of such projects.

School Subjects and Curriculum Change

Author: Ivor F. Goodson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 249

The process of curriculum development is highly practical, as Goodson shows in this enlarged anniversary third edition of his seminal work. The position of subjects and their development within the curriculum is illustrated by looking at how school subjects, in particular, geography and biology, gained academic and intellectual respectability within the whole curriculum during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He highlights how subjects owe their formation and accreditation to competing status and their power to compete in the provision of 'worthwhile' knowledge and considers subjects as continually changing sub-groups of information. Such subjects from the framework of the society in which individuals live and over which they have influence. This volume questions the basis on which subject disciplines are developed and formulates new possibilities for curriculum development and reform in a post-modrnist age.

Case Studies in Curriculum Change

Great Britain and the United States

Author: William A Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 4

View: 607

One of the educationist’s major concerns today is to find effective ways of translating new goals for the curriculum into classroom practices. American and British contributions analyse curriculum change as it actually occurs, with people, institutions and constraints of time and money acknowledged and accepted as a necessary and rightful part of the whole process. Detailed accounts are given of curriculum change in a wide variety of settings: American and English school systems, a college of education, an art curriculum project, Scottish classrooms. Analytic perspectives are employed that help to clarify the underlying forces at work. The contributors probe the adequacy of current theorizing about curriculum development, and suggest new ways of thinking about the problems involved in bringing about change.

Strategic Curriculum Change

Global Trends in Universities

Author: Paul Blackmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 217

View: 558

The curriculum is a live issue in universities across the world. Many stakeholders – governments, employers, professional and disciplinary groups and parents – express strong and often conflicting views about what higher education should achieve for its students. Many universities are reviewing their curricula at an institutional level, aware that they are in a competitive climate in which league tables encourage students to see themselves as consumers and the university as a product, or even a 'brand'. The move has prompted renewed concern for some central educational questions, about both what is learnt and how. Strategic Curriculum Change explores the ways in which major universities across the world are reviewing their approaches to teaching and learning. It unites institution-level strategy with the underlying educational issues. The book is grounded in a major study of curriculum change in over twenty internationally-focused, research-intensive universities in the UK, US, Australia, The Netherlands, South Africa and Hong Kong. Chapters include: Achieving curriculum coherence: Curriculum design and delivery as social practice Assessment in curriculum change The whole-of-institution curriculum renewal undertaken by the University of Melbourne, 2005-2011 The physical and virtual environment for learning People and change: Academic work and leadership This book presents a theorised and contextualised approach to the study of the curriculum, and carries on much-needed research on the curriculum in higher education. It is an essential for the collection of all academics at university level, and those involved in policy making, quality assurance and enhancement.

International Perspectives on Teachers Living with Curriculum Change

Author: Martin Wedell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

View: 518

“This book gives a voice to English language teachers faced with the challenges posed by English language curriculum change. As a core component of national state system curricula in virtually every country in the world, there has nevertheless been little research exploring how the millions of English teachers worldwide navigate the challenges posed by such curriculum changes. This volume includes eleven stories from teachers based across every continent, providing a global glimpse of how national English curriculum change projects have been experienced by classroom teachers who are commonly (if erroneously) viewed as mostly responsible for its implementation success or failure. The final chapter synthesises these experiences and suggests wider implications for the development of curriculum change planning processes, and how they might better support teachers’ attempts to achieve curriculum goals. Edited and authored by leading experts in the field, this ground-breaking collection will be of interest to students and scholars of English language teaching, teacher education, curriculum change and education policy.”

Curriculum Change in Secondary Schools, 1957-2004

A curriculum roundabout?

Author: Norman Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 565

This book is about curriculum change in secondary schools and shows how the quality of education has been affected by increasing intervention from central government. Following the story of one secondary school between 1957 and 2004, Norman Evans looks at: * the school before and after the introduction of the National Curriculum * the changing role of LEAs and governors * the characteristics since 1992 of school inspections responsible for policing the operation of the national tests * predictions of results and examination results * nationally set targets * compliance with detailed prescription of school curricula. This is the back-story of today's educational climate, as seen through the eyes of seven successive head teachers and long-serving assistant staff who worked at the school during this momentous forty-year period. How did the changes affect what they sought to do as professionals? Where have these changes taken us, in terms of what happens in classrooms and what happens in the school as a whole? And what can be learned from the development of the curriculum over this time to inform future practice?

Changing the Curriculum

A Social Process

Author: Alice Miel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 242

View: 690

Planned Educational Change

A Manual of Curriculum Review, Development and Implementation (CRDI) Concepts and Procedures

Author: Kenneth A. Leithwood

Publisher: Ontario Inst for Studies in

ISBN:

Category: Curriculum change

Page: 111

View: 353

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Anti-Corruption

Implementing Curriculum Change in Management Education

Author: Wolfgang Amann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 355

Successful businesses are built on trust. Employees and colleagues need to trust one another and they need to deserve and receive trust from customers and suppliers. Anti-Corruption provides resources for building trust through the implementation of comprehensive guidelines on how to professionalize ethics and anti-corruption education worldwide in a variety of classroom settings. It is written and tested by highly experienced program directors, deans and professors, in how to adopt, adapt and develop best teaching practice. It highlights successful patterns, details illustrative case studies and offers clear, hands-on recommendations. Anti-Corruption enables business schools, management-related academic institutions, and Executive Training Programs to embed curriculum change quickly to achieve positive outcomes. It enables degree programs and executive education programs to achieve global standards that will be widely followed.

Strategic Curriculum Change in Universities

Global Trends

Author: Paul Blackmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 581

The curriculum is a live issue in universities across the world. Many stakeholders – governments, employers, professional and disciplinary groups and parents – express strong and often conflicting views about what higher education should achieve for its students. Many universities are reviewing their curricula at an institutional level, aware that they are in a competitive climate in which league tables encourage students to see themselves as consumers and the university as a product, or even a ‘brand’. The move has prompted renewed concern for some central educational questions, about both what is learnt and how. Strategic Curriculum Change explores the ways in which major universities across the world are reviewing their approaches to teaching and learning. It unites institution-level strategy with the underlying educational issues. The book is grounded in a major study of curriculum change in over twenty internationally-focused, research-intensive universities in the UK, US, Australia, The Netherlands, South Africa and Hong Kong. Chapters include: Achieving curriculum coherence: Curriculum design and delivery as social practice Assessment in curriculum change The whole-of-institution curriculum renewal undertaken by the University of Melbourne, 2005-2011 The physical and virtual environment for learning People and change: Academic work and leadership This book presents a theorised and contextualised approach to the study of the curriculum, and carries on much-needed research on the curriculum in higher education. It is an essential for the collection of all academics at university level, and those involved in policy making, quality assurance and enhancement.

Curriculum Change and Innovation

Author: Yiu Chun LO 羅耀珍

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 300

View: 451

Curriculum Change and Innovation is an introductory textbook on Hong Kong’s school curriculum. Written in an approachable style using illustrative case studies, the textbook provides an introduction to the basic concepts and theories of "curriculum" as a field of study. It also discusses how sociopolitical and economic changes as well as technology advancements help transform teachers' roles and reshape curriculum policies. The chapters cover a wide range of topics, including curriculum design, planning, implementation and evaluation. These discussions are included to help readers critically reflect on their roles as change agents in curriculum development. Shirley S. Y. Yeung is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. John T. S. Lam is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Anthony W. L. Leung is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Yiu Chun Lo is an associate professor of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Curriculum Change within Policy and Practice

Reforming Second-Level Education in Ireland

Author: Damian Murchan

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 277

View: 464

This book explores how curriculum reform is interconnected with policy, practice and society. Curriculum reform is increasingly associated with efforts to better the lives of citizens and provide a competitive edge to national prosperity. Educational policy and practice have been the subject of unprecedented convergence worldwide in the quest for so-called 21st century skills. This book offers a case study of curriculum reform within the Republic of Ireland, focusing on antecedents, processes and outcomes of government efforts to evoke fundamental curriculum realignment at lower secondary level. Set against a backdrop of fluctuating economic fortunes and concerns about academic standards and educational equity, this volume has wider relevance beyond Ireland for any system undertaking education reform at scale.

Defending Public Schools: Curriculum continuity and change in the 21st century

Author: David Gabbard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Education and state

Page: 242

View: 966

The volume addresses such issues as the extent to which public schools are succeeding and the degree to which contemporary criticism is or is not warranted. By examining a range of content areas and a variety of philosophical and theoretical conerns, this work homes in on the evolution of curricula, methods and the forces and ideas that shape the debate. Chapters reflect the view that criticism of public schools and teachers is misplaced and misguided. Public schools operate under great stress from the pedagogical and political Left and Right. This often results in pressures and restrictions imposed through government mandates and corporate sponsorship that obscures the real issues and successes of America's public schools.

Climate Change across the Curriculum

Author: Eric J. Fretz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 348

View: 822

In this book, faculty members from a wide range of disciplines reflect on how they engage their academic specializations to teach students about the science, politics, and ethics of climate change. The contributors provide methods, strategies, rationales, and theoretical justifications for teaching climate issues in the university.

ICT, Pedagogy, and the Curriculum

Subject to Change

Author: Avril Loveless

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 225

This book explores the impact that new Information and Communication Technologies are having on teaching and the way children learn, addressing key issues in the UK and internationally.

Curriculum Revolution

Mandate for Change

Author:

Publisher: National League for Nursing Press

ISBN:

Category: Curriculum change

Page: 247

View: 615

Educational Change and the Secondary School Music Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand

Author: Graham McPhail

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 186

View: 601

Educational Change and the Secondary School Music Curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a fascinating case study in educational change. The music curriculum has been greatly affected by deep cultural and economic forces such as the growth of popular music's importance in young people's lives, by demands for inclusive and multicultural education, and not least by advances in technology that promise to invigorate all aspects of teaching and learning. This book brings together the work of a number of leading music education scholars and teachers from Aotearoa/New Zealand to both explore these issues and to share case studies of practice: both the positive changes and the unintended consequences. Each chapter focuses on a current issue in music education and the final chapter contains responses from a number of practitioners to the issues raised by the authors, drawing together the practical and theoretical dimensions of the book.