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Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice (8th Edition)

Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice (8th Edition)
Author: Jon W. Wiles - Joseph C. Bondi
ISBN 13: 9780137153305
ISBN 10: 137153309
Edition: 8
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-03-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
List Price: $172.00

A highly regarded curriculum development text, now with a global approach and an increased focus on technology.

In this re-imagined eighth edition of the respected and seminal curriculum development textbook, seasoned authors Jon Wiles and Joseph Bondi consider the new global realities of the 21st Century by adding a unique global perspective to the process of curriculum development. Ten nations are analyzed and compared in order to better understand common threads and time-tested methods for curriculum development and management. With the aid of numerous features and activities, the text investigates curriculum development by examining value decisions made by leaders in defining education, giving readers the opportunity to learn to develop programs for a wide array of purposes.

In addition to its well-known and established focus on the historical and philosophical aspects of curriculum development, the revised eighth edition of Curriculum Development: A Guide To Practice also includes updated chapters on the impact of technology on curriculum work in schools as well as a new chapter on curriculum work in the classroom.


This update of the 1998 iteration examines the changing nature of curriculum in the postmodern technological era; the basic tasks and role of philosophy in curriculum planning; and instructional concerns at primary, middle school, and secondary levels. Includes a training paradigm for curriculum developers, list of organizations and associations affecting American education, and an auxiliary website. The text was first published in 1979. Wiles is with U. of North Florida at Jacksonville. Bodi is at the U. of South Florida at Tampa. Photos of the educators are included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)