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Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues (5th Edition)

Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues (5th Edition)
Author: Pearson Education
ISBN 13: 9780205592579
ISBN 10: 205592570
Edition: 5
Publisher: ALLYN & BACON
Publication Date: 2008-08-04
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 360
List Price: $154.00

A thorough exploration of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and social context for the field of curriculum, Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues addresses the curriculum process and issues that influence it and encourages readers to consider how new thinking impacts curriculum deliberation, development, and implementation. A more concise Fifth Edition provides both the student and the professor of curriculum with a comprehensive treatment of the field: curriculum foundations as well as the principles and procedures for conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum. As in previous editions, it provides solid coverage of the philosophical, historical, psychological, and social foundations of curriculum including recent research and thinking in these areas.


A basic text for those studying curriculum development and planning, as well as a reference for teachers, supervisors, and administrators. Overviews foundations, principles, and issues in the field, combining coverage of both theory and practice, and presents various theories and paradigms, some competing. This third edition maintains curriculum tips, chapter-opening focus questions, and overview tables. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.