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Curriculum Theory

  1. TEACH

    A Question of Teaching, 2nd Edition

    By James W Fraser

    Using vivid and contemporary examples framed around questions that prospective teacher are most likely to ask, such as "Teaching: Is it for me?" and "Who Sometimes Gets Overlooked in School?" TEACH includes primary source readings and integrates the intellectual foundations of education throughout...

    To Be Published August 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Beyond Liberal Education

    Essays in Honour of Paul H Hirst

    Edited by Robin Barrow, Patricia White

    This collection of essays by philosophers and educationalists of international reputation, all published here for the first time, celebrates Paul Hirst's professional career. The introductory essay by Robin Barrow and Patricia White outlines Paul Hirst's career and maps the shifts in his thought...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Class Size

    Eastern and Western perspectives on its effects

    By Peter Blatchford, Kam Wing Chan, Galton Maurice, Kwok Chan Lai, John Chi Kin Lee

    Series: Asia-Europe Education Dialogue

    This book captures the range of views and evidence on class size across the world; seeks to clarify these deeply held views and move toward a clearer view of what we know and do not know about class size effects; and identify future steps in terms of policy and research. Of all the issues in...

    To Be Published September 30th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Community-based Media Pedagogies

    Listening in the Commons

    By Bronwen Low, Paula M. Salvio, Chloe Brushwood Rose

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Participatory media serves as a tool for individual and community education and development, allowing students to express their ideas and opinions without always hearing those of others. Vital to the storytelling in these community spaces is listening—the listening of project facilitators to...

    To Be Published March 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Curriculum and the Teacher

    35 years of the Cambridge Journal of Education

    Edited by Nigel Norris

    Even though the curriculum can be tightly specified and controlled by strong accountability mechanisms, it is teachers who decisively shape the educational experiences of children and young people at school. Bringing together seminal papers from the Cambridge Journal of Education around the theme...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Curriculum Studies

    Communities without Consensus

    By Janet L. Miller

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Situated within the contemporary U.S. scholarly curriculum studies field that concerns itself directly now with "worldly" influences on its work both within and without America, this book addresses current tensions in the field, writ large. It does so by tracing the antecedents of these tensions as...

    To Be Published August 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Developing a Local Curriculum

    Using your locality to inspire teaching and learning

    By William Evans, Jonathan Savage

    How can your local area become a source of inspiration for curriculum development? How can it enhance the teaching and learning at your school? Developing a Local Curriculum explores how your local area and its resources can be used as a stimulus and inspiration for curriculum development. It...

    To Be Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Education and Society

    25 Years of the British Journal of Sociology of Education

    Edited by Len Barton

    The British Journal of Sociology of Education has established itself as the leading discipline-based publication. This collection of selected articles published since the first issue provides the reader with an informed insight and understanding of the nature, range and value of sociological...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Education, Knowledge and Truth

    Beyond the Postmodern Impasse

    Edited by David Carr

    This collection aims to explore different conceptions of epistemological inquiry and their influence on pedagogy and the curricular content of primary and secondary education. It is arguable that curriculum policy makers have continued to subscribe to a foundationalist paradigm of rational...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Educational Experience as Lived: Knowledge, History, Alterity

    The Selected Works of William F. Pinar

    By William F. Pinar

    Series: World Library of Educationalists

    In this volume, Pinar enacts his theory of curriculum, detailing the relations among knowledge, history, and alterity. The introduction is Pinar’s intellectual life history, naming the contributions he has made to understanding educational experience. Study is the center of educational experience,...

    To Be Published January 19th 2015 by Routledge

  11. Enquiry and Project Based Learning:

    Students, School and Society

    By David Leat

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  12. Expanding Curriculum Theory

    Dis/positions and Lines of Flight, 2nd Edition

    Edited by William M. Reynolds, Julie A. Webber

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Expanding Curriculum Theory, Second Edition carries through the major focus of the 2004 edition—to reflect on the influence of Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of "lines of flight" and its application to curriculum theorizing. What is different is that the lines of flight have since shifted and...

    To Be Published June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  13. How Arts Education Makes A Difference

    Research examining successful classroom practice and pedagogy

    Edited by Josephine Fleming, Robyn Gibson, Michael Anderson

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    How Arts Education Makes A Difference presents ground-breaking research on the ways the Arts fosters motivation and engagement in both academic and non-academic domains. It reports on mixed method, international research that investigated how the Arts make a difference in the lives of young people....

    To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge

  14. Our Evolving Curriculum

    Part I: A Special Issue of Peabody Journal of Education

    Edited by Allan C. Ornstein, Linda S. Behar

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  15. Pedagogy, Praxis and Purpose in Education

    By C.M. Mulcahy, D.E. Mulcahy, D.G. Mulcahy

    Series: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics

    Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications. Paralleling this development has been the emergence of well-endowed and influential private...

    Published December 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  16. Promoting Self-Regulation in the Early Childhood Classroom

    Edited by Megan McClelland, Shauna Tominey

    In the world of education research, self-regulation has emerged as a key predictor of students’ academic and social outcomes. In has been linked to immediate and future academic performance from pre-school classroom performance to college completion, and to student’s ability to forge and maintain...

    To Be Published September 15th 2015 by Routledge

  17. Provoking Curriculum Studies

    Strong Poetry and the Arts of the Possible in Education

    By Nicholas Ng-a-Fook, Giuliano Reis, Awad Ibrahim

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Provoking Curriculum Studies pushes forward a strong reading of the theoretical and methodological innovations taking place within curriculum studies research. Addressing an important gap in contemporary curriculum studies—conceptualizing scholars as poets and the potential of the poetic in...

    To Be Published August 1st 2015 by Routledge

  18. Research and Debates in Primary Geography

    Edited by Simon Catling

    This book brings together recent papers which make important contributions to understanding and developing primary geography. It considers primary teachers’ and trainee teachers’ knowledge of geography; how the primary curriculum uses geography; teachers’ planning of geography teaching; the way in...

    To Be Published May 7th 2015 by Routledge

  19. Rethinking Outdoor, Experiential and Informal Education

    Edited by Jon Ord, Tony Jeffs

    This book explores the nature and purpose of outdoor, experiential and informal education and considers the ways in which this expanding field might exploit the opportunities it offers young people and adults to engage in reflective informal education. Bringing together a wide range of contributors...

    To Be Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  20. Rethinking Schooling

    Twenty-Five Years of the Journal of Curriculum Studies

    Edited by Ian Westbury, Geoff Milburn

    Taking a collection of seminal articles from the Journal of Curriculum Studies, this book offers readers a vantage point for thinking about the worlds of schools and curricula, focusing in particular on the concept of seeing schools, curricula and teaching in new ways. Each of the chapters...

    To Be Published April 28th 2015 by Routledge

  21. TEACH

    A Question of Teaching, 2nd Edition

    By James W Fraser

    Using vivid and contemporary examples framed around questions that prospective teacher are most likely to ask, such as "Teaching: Is it for me?" and "Who Sometimes Gets Overlooked in School?" TEACH includes primary source readings and integrates the intellectual foundations of education throughout...

    To Be Published August 14th 2015 by Routledge

  22. The “Reason” of Schooling

    Historicizing Curriculum Studies, Pedagogy, and Teacher Education

    Edited by Thomas S. Popkewitz

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Problematizing the "reason" of schooling as historical and political, in this book leading international and interdisciplinary scholars challenge the common sense of schooling and the relation of society, education, and curriculum studies. Examining the limits of contemporary notions of power and...

    Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  23. The Aims of Education

    Edited by Roger Marples

    Here international philosophers of education explore and question diverse strains of the liberal tradition, discussing not only autonomy but other key issues such as:* social justice* national identity* curriculum* critical thinking* social practices.The contributors write from a variety of...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  24. The State of Global Education

    Learning with the World and its People

    Edited by Brad Maguth, Jeremy Hilburn

    Series: Citizenship, Character and Values Education

    In 1976, Robert Hanvey laid out the dimensions used by educators to foster global awareness in his foundational work An Attainable Global Perspective. Since this groundbreaking text the world, its people, and its tools have changed dramatically. Study abroad opportunities have grown, media outlets...

    To Be Published April 30th 2015 by Routledge

  25. Understanding the School Curriculum

    Theory, politics and principles

    By Alex Moore

    At a time of rapid social change and numerous policy initiatives, there is a need to question the nature and function of school curricula and the purposes of formal public education. Comparing curriculum developments around the globe, Understanding the School Curriculum draws on a range of...

    Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  26. Reconceptualizing Curriculum Development

    Inspiring and Informing Action

    Edited by James Henderson, and Colleagues

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Reconceptualizing Curriculum Development provides accessible, clear guidance on curriculum problem solving and educational leadership through the practice of a synoptic curriculum study. This practice integrates three influential interpretations of curriculum—curriculum as deliberative artistry,...

    Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  27. Social Efficiency and Instrumentalism in Education

    Critical Essays in Ontology, Phenomenology, and Philosophical Hermeneutics

    By James M. Magrini

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Distinct among contemporary philosophical studies focused on education, this book engages the history of phenomenological thought as it moves from philosophy proper (the European phenomenological-hermeneutic tradition) through curriculum studies. It thus presents the "best of both worlds" for the...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  28. Nonviolence and Education

    Cross-Cultural Pathways

    By Hongyu Wang

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    In current global politics, which positions China as a competitor to American leadership, in-depth understandings of transnational mutual engagement are much needed for cultivating nonviolent relations. Exploring American and Chinese professors’ experiences at the intersection of the individual,...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  29. The Curriculum Studies Reader

    4th Edition

    Edited by David J. Flinders, Stephen J. Thornton

    For fifteen years, The Curriculum Studies Reader has been a field-defining anthology, bringing together the best scholarship from curriculum studies’ past and present. From John Dewey’s nineteenth-century creed to Nel Noddings’ twenty-first century aims, this thoughtful combination of new and...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  30. Teaching and Learning

    Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Alex Moore

    Teaching and Learning: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture is designed to share important theory with readers in an accessible but sophisticated way. It offers an overview of the key issues and dominant theories of teaching and learning as they impact upon the practice of education professionals in...

    Published March 16th 2012 by Routledge

  31. Curriculum Development in the Postmodern Era

    Teaching and Learning in an Age of Accountability, 3rd Edition

    By Patrick Slattery

    This landmark text was one of the first to introduce and analyze contemporary concepts of curriculum that emerged from the Reconceptualization of curriculum studies in the 1970s and 1980s. This new edition brings readers up to date on the major research themes (postmodernism,ecological,...

    Published August 27th 2012 by Routledge

  32. Curriculum, Syllabus Design and Equity

    A Primer and Model

    Edited by Allan Luke, Annette Woods, Katie Weir

    Curriculum scholars and teachers working for social justice and equity have been caught up in acrimonious and polarizing political debates over content, ideology, and disciplinary knowledge. At the forefront in cutting through these debates and addressing the practical questions involved, this book...

    Published August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  33. Critical Dispositions

    Evidence and Expertise in Education

    By Greg Dimitriadis

    Set against the current proliferation of global "difference" and economic realignment, Critical Dispositions explores the notions of "evidence" and "expertise" in times of material scarcity. Both have come to the forefront of national and international debate in education as "evidence" and "...

    Published March 9th 2012 by Routledge

  34. Teaching and Learning

    Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture, 2nd Edition

    By Alex Moore

    Teaching and Learning: Pedagogy, Curriculum and Culture is designed to share important theory with readers in an accessible but sophisticated way. It offers an overview of the key issues and dominant theories of teaching and learning as they impact upon the practice of education professionals in...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  35. Curricular Conversations

    Play is the (Missing) Thing

    By Margaret Macintyre Latta

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    The central theme of Curricular Conversations is this: Play is the thing that brings aesthetic curricular complications near educators and their students, making the lived consequences very vivid, tangible, and possible. Viewing curriculum as genuine inquiry into what is worth knowing, rather than...

    Published October 5th 2012 by Routledge

  36. The Education of Eros

    A History of Education and the Problem of Adolescent Sexuality

    By Dennis L. Carlson

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    The Education of Eros is the first and only comprehensive history of sexuality education and the “problem” of adolescent sexuality from the mid-20th century to the beginning of the 21st. It explores how professional health educators, policy makers, and social and religious conservatives differed in...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  37. Pragmatism, Post-modernism, and Complexity Theory

    The "Fascinating Imaginative Realm" of William E. Doll, Jr.

    Edited by Donna Trueit

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    The first collection of the key works of the major curriculum studies scholar William E. Doll, Jr., this volume provides an overview of his scholarship over his fifty-year career and documents the theoretical and practical contribution he has made to the field . The book is organized in five...

    Published June 1st 2012 by Routledge

  38. Problematizing Public Pedagogy

    Edited by Jake Burdick, Jennifer A. Sandlin, Michael P. O'Malley

    The term ‘public pedagogy’ is given a variety of definitions and meanings by those who employ it. It is often used without adequately explicating its meaning, its context, or its location within differing and contested articulations of the construct. Problematizing Public Pedagogy brings together...

    Published September 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  39. Contemplating Curriculum

    Genealogies/Times/Places

    Edited by Wanda Hurren, Erika Hasebe-Ludt

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Contemplating Curriculum takes up world-renowned curricular scholar, teacher, and mentor Ted T. Aoki’s invitation to contemplate where curriculum scholars situate themselves in their work. At the same time it probes into the historical and present conditions that make it both possible and...

    Published September 19th 2013 by Routledge

  40. Wonder-Full Education

    The Centrality of Wonder in Teaching and Learning Across the Curriculum

    Edited by Kieran Egan, Annabella I. Cant, Gillian Judson

    For many children much of the time their experience in classrooms can be rather dull, and yet the world the school is supposed to initiate children into is full of wonder. This book offers a rich understanding of the nature and roles of wonder in general and provides multiple suggestions for to how...

    Published August 5th 2013 by Routledge

  41. Thinking About The Curriculum (Routledge Revivals)

    The nature and treatment of curriculum problems

    By William A Reid

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1978, this book looks at the ‘curriculum crisis’ of the 1970s, examining the effect it has had for Curriculum Studies and curriculum policy making. It focuses on a time when long-established structures and procedures were challenged and schools were accused of having lost touch...

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  42. The Changing Curriculum

    By History of Education Society

    This was originally published in 1971.Recent years have seen a renewal of interest in the field of curriculum development. Until now, however, relatively little account has been taken of the historical aspects of curriculum change. Topics covered include: The relationship between Renaissance...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  43. Engendering Curriculum History

    By Petra Hendry

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    How can curriculum history be re-envisioned from a feminist, poststructuralist perspective? Engendering Curriculum History disrupts dominant notions of history as linear, as inevitable progress, and as embedded in the individual. This conversation requires a history that seeks re-memberance not...

    Published March 28th 2011 by Routledge

  44. International Handbook of Curriculum Research

    2nd Edition

    Edited by William F. Pinar

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    Continuing its calling to define the field and where it is going, the Second Edition of this landmark handbook brings up to date its comprehensive reportage of scholarly developments and school curriculum initiatives worldwide, providing a panoramic view of the state of curriculum studies globally....

    Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  45. Languages of Education

    Protestant Legacies, National Identities, and Global Aspirations

    By Daniel Tröhler

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    In this landmark contribution to the study of the formation of the modern school, Daniel Tröhler applies one of the most recognized methods of historical research to an analysis of the "language" of the academic discipline of education. Arguing the value of looking at languages rather than...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  46. What Is Curriculum Theory?

    2nd Edition

    By William F. Pinar

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    This primer for teachers (prospective and practicing) asks readers to question the historical present and their relation to it, and in so doing, to construct their own understandings of what it means to teach, to study, to become "educated" in the present moment. Curriculum theory is the scholarly...

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  47. Nonviolence and Education

    Cross-Cultural Pathways

    By Hongyu Wang

    Series: Studies in Curriculum Theory Series

    In current global politics, which positions China as a competitor to American leadership, in-depth understandings of transnational mutual engagement are much needed for cultivating nonviolent relations. Exploring American and Chinese professors’ experiences at the intersection of the individual,...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  48. Democratic Education as a Curricular Problem

    Historical Consciousness and the Moralizing Limits of the Present

    By Daniel Friedrich

    Series: Routledge Cultural Studies in Knowledge, Curriculum, and Education

    By repositioning democratic education not as something that can be achieved by following a certain, proven process, but as an inherently paradoxical enterprise in its dealings with the tension between schooling as the intentional production of citizens and the uncertainties of democracy, an...

    Published December 27th 2013 by Routledge