Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues (6th Edition) (The Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership) 6th Edition

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Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues, 6/e presents a comprehensive, thoroughly balanced overview of the entire field of curriculum—principles, foundations, issues, and procedures for conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum. The authors use an approach that encourages readers to consider choices and formulate their own views on curriculum. As In previous editions, the text thoroughly explores the historical, philosophical, psychological, and social context for the field; addresses the curriculum process and issues that influence it; and encourages readers to consider how new thinking impacts curriculum deliberations, development, and implementation.

 

See clearly the meaning of the research and insights into the curriculum process through the text’s “Curriculum Tips.”

 

Become oriented to the main ideas at the beginning of each chapter through helpful Focusing Questions.

 

See how learning becomes more meaningful through overview tables and summaries of the major concepts and principles discussed in each chapter.

 

Prepare for today’s standards-based curriculum environment in the Curriculum Development chapter (Ch.7), which integrates aims, goals, ad objectives.

 

Follow the curriculum process from start to finish in Part II, Principles of Curriculum that covers Curriculum Design, Curriculum Develop, Curriculum Implementation, and Curriculum Evaluation in that order.

 

The Sixth Edition of Ornstein and Hunkins’ widely popular text has been revised and updated to include balanced coverage of the latest issues, research, and thinking in national and global education and curriculum, including:

 

·         A new chapter on International Education (Ch. 10) examines curriculum and education in six countries: Finland, Turkey, Australia, China, Brazil, and the Republic of South Africa

 

·         This edition includes a major discussion on international testing.

 

·         The Historical chapter has new information on Charles Eliot and William Harris.

 

·         All chapters have been revised and updated, including major revisions to Social Foundations (50% new material).

About the Author

 

Allan C. Ornstein is a professor of education at St. John's University. He is a former Fulbright Hayes Scholar and has been a consultant for more than 60 different government and education agencies, including the American Federation of Teachers,the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Educational Testing Service. Dr. Ornstein has published more than 400 articles and 55 books, recently including Contemporary Issues in Curriculum, Fifth Edition; Class Counts:Education, Inequality, and the Shrinking Middle Class; Educational Administration: Concepts and Practices, Fifth Edition; and F oundations of Education, Tenth Edition.  Dr. Ornstein's philosophical, social, and economic views are best represented by his recent books, Class Counts and Wealth vs Work: How 1% Victimize 99%, both written as trade books.

 

Francis P. Hunkins was a professor of education specializing in general curriculum, curriculum development, curriculum issues, and curriculum theory in the College of Education at the University of Washington for 35 years. Since retiring, Dr. Hunkins has remained active in writing educational textbooks. As a past president, he also remains active in the Association for Teaching and Curriculum.

During his tenure at the University of Washington, Dr. Hunkins served as chairperson of the area of curriculum and instruction (1995—2000). He also consulted widely with school systems around the country. He was a visiting scholar at Monash University in Australia twice and was also a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 1999.

Over his career, he has written 21 educational textbooks and numerous articles for educational journals. He makes his home with his wife, Dr. Patricia A. Hammill, in the Seattle area.

 

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Product Details

  • Series: The Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (March 9, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132678101
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132678100
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.8 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 5, 2012
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This is by far the worst textbook I have ever had. There are so many quotations of other works that, at times, it seems whole sections are strung together by them. It's hard to read, not very well broken up, and just frustrating. Of course, I don't get to pick the textbooks for my classes but if you have a choice, avoid this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kristine Hassler on August 10, 2013
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I rented this textbook as a coursework requirement for one of my Master's courses, and I expected it to be dry and cumbersome. Instead, I found that even though the text is dense, the information this book contains is phenomenal for anyone who wants to know what drives today's educational system. As a professional in the field of working with children with autism, I now have a much greater appreciation for what goes into curriculum.

Not only that, but as a parent, I am suddenly completely aware and educated in regards to my kids' school's curriculum initiatives. Before reading this textbook, I felt like I wanted to be involved with my kids' education, but I didn't know how. Now, when the district comes out with announcements on "formative assessments," I know exactly what they're talking about, and I'm keenly interested in knowing how my children are performing against what the assessments say. Plus, when I attend board meetings, the jargon now all makes sense to me. (This, by the way, seems like a travesty to me. Parents should not need to be earning their Master's degrees in order to understand what their school boards are talking about.)

Lastly, I mentioned that I rented this textbook. I now want to buy it. I had no idea that I would want to keep a book I originally assumed would be dry and useless. My incredible mistake. This textbook transformed my ability to be involved in my children's public education. Praise the Lord, and I mean that in all sincerity of heart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Mosher on April 29, 2013
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This textbook is a very dry overview of curriculum as it developed through the history of the US education system. Just the facts, no opinions or any attempt to make it interesting to read. It does not offer any information on how to write your own, but that's what the professors are for.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen on November 10, 2013
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This text is easy to read and offers useful insight on curriculum development. Though I was required to read it, I found this text enjoyable and was able to find connection between the history and current issues.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neat on May 17, 2014
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Required reading for class. Written clearly for ease of understanding. Provides additional references for research. Recommended for beginners with minimal experience in field.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Afia TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 16, 2013
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This book serves well as a supplement to some curriculum introductory books. I don't think it's a complete introduction but it is useful as a fast-track introduction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Katie VanBeek on February 5, 2015
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The text was very hard to read at first. I found my self rereading much of the earlier chapters. The last chapters were better
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By Beth Miller on October 2, 2013
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If you are an educator, this book offers an interesting overview of curriculum foundations and theory as well as psychological and social implications for today's teachers and learners. It was required reading for my graduate course and now has turned into an excellent reference for the work I do. Veteran educators especially will find the content helpful in understanding what we need to know to offer 21st century learners better school experiences than what is now in place in most U.S. schools.
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