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The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction

October 2007 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction is the first book in 15 years to comprehensively cover the field of curriculum and instruction. Editors F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, along with contributors from around the world, synthesize the diverse, real-world matters that define the field. This long-awaited Handbook aims to advance the study of curriculum and instruction by re-establishing continuity within the field while acknowledging its practical, contextual, and theoretical diversity.

Key Features

  • Offers a practical vision of the field: Defines three divisions—school curriculum subject matter, curriculum and instruction topics and preoccupations, and general curriculum theory.
  • Presents the breadth and diversity of the field: A focus on the diversity of problems, practices, and solutions, as well as continuity over time, illustrates modern curriculum and instruction while understanding historical origins.
  • Gives an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary focus: Offers a new way of interpreting the history of curriculum studies, which connects past, present, and future, leading to more productive links between practice, policy, and politics.

Intended Audience

This Handbook contributes to stronger ties between school practice, public debate, policy making, and university scholarship, making it a valuable resource for professors, graduate students, and practitioners in the field of education. It is an excellent choice for graduate courses in Curriculum and Instruction, Curriculum Theory and Development, Curriculum Studies, Teacher Education, and Educational Administration and Leadership.

List of Contributors

Mel Ainscow

Kathryn Anderson-Levitt

Rodino Anderson

Michael Apple

Kathryn Au

William Ayers

Rishi Bagrodia

Cherry McGee Banks

Nina Bascia

Gert Biesta

Donald Blumenfeld-Jones

Patty Bode

Robert E. Boostrom

Keffrelyn D. Brown

Elaine Chan

Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Carola Conle

F. Michael Connelly

Geraldine Anne-Marie Connelly

Alison Cook-Sather

Cheryl J. Craig

Larry Cuban

Jim Cummins

Kelly Demers

Zongyi Deng

Donna Deyhle

Elliot Eisner

Freema Elbaz

Robin Enns

Frederick Erickson

Manuel Espinoza

Joe Farrell

Michelle Fine

Chris Forlin

Jeffrey Frank

Barry Franklin

Michael Fullan

Jim Garrison

Ash Hartwell

Ming Fang He

Geneva Gay

David T. Hansen

Margaret Haughey

John Hawkins

David Hopkins

Stefan Hopmann

Kenneth Howe

Philip Jackson

Carla Johnson

Susan Jurow

Eugenie Kang

Stephen Kerr

Craig Kridel

Gloria Ladson-Billings

John Chi-kin Lee

Stacey Lee

Benjamin Levin

Anne Lieberman

Allan Luke

Ulf Lundgren

Teresa L. McCarty

Gary McCulloch

Barbara Means

Geoffrey Milburn

Janet Miller

Sonia Nieto

Kiera Nieuwejaar

Pedro Noguera

J. Wesley Null

Jeannie Oakes

Lynne Paine

JoAnn Phillion

William F. Pinar

Margaret Placier

Therese Quinn

John Raible

Bill Reese

Virginia Richardson

Fazel Rizvi

Vicki Ross

Libby Scheiern

Candace Schlein

William Schubert

Edmund Short

Jeffrey Shultz

Patrick Slattery

Roger Slee

Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Joi Spencer

James Spillane

Tracy Stevens

David Stovall

Karen Swisher

Carlos Alberto Torres

Ruth Trinidad

Wiel Veugelers

Ana María Villegas

Sophia Villenas

Leonard Waks

Kevin G. Welner

Ian Westbury

Geoff Whitty

Shi Jing Xu

F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, JoAnn Phillion, Candace Schlein
Benjamin Levin
1. Curriculum Policy and the Politics of What Should Be Learned in Schools
Michael Apple
2. Curriculum Planning: Content, Form,and the Politics of Accountability
Ian Westbury
3. Making Curricula: Why Do States Make Curricula, and How?
Zongyi Deng and Allan Luke
4. Subject Matter: Defining and Theorizing School Subjects
Kevin G. Welner and Jeannie Oakes
5. Structuring Curriculum: Technical, Normative, and Political Considerations
Michael Fullan
6. Curriculum Implementation and Sustainability
Barbara Means
7. Technology's Role in Curriculum and Instruction
Allan Luke
Introductory Essay
Gloria Ladson-Billings, Keffrelyn D. Brown
8. Curriculum and Cultural Diversity
Sonia Nieto, Patty Bode, Eugenie Kang, and John Raible
9. Identity, Community, and Diversity: Retheorizing Multicultural Curriculum for the Postmodern Era
Frederick Erickson with Rishi Bagrodia, Alison Cook-Sather, Manuel Espinoza, Susan Jurow, Jeffrey Shultz, and Joi Spencer
10. Students' Experience of School Curriculum: Everday Circumstances of Granting and Withholding Assent to Learn
Ming Fang He, JoAnn Phillion, Elaine Chan, and Shijing Xu
11. Immigrant Students' Experience of Curriculum
Mel Ainscow
12. Teaching for Diversity: The Next Big Challenge
Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Kelly Demers
13. Teacher Education as a Bridge? Unpacking Curriculum Controversies
Cheryl J. Craig and Vicki Ross
14. Cultivating the Image of Teachers as Curriculum Makers
William Ayers, Therese Quinn, David Stovall, and Libby Scheiern
15. Teachers' Experience of Curriculum: Policy, Pedagogy, and Situation
Donna Deyhle, Karen Swisher, Tracy Stevens, and Ruth Trinidad
16. Indigenous Resistance and Renewal: From Colonizing Practices to Self-Determination
Kathryn Anderson-Levitt
17. Globalization and Curriculum
Joe Farrell
18. Community Education in Developing Countries: The Quiet Revolution in Schooling
William Schubert
Part III Introductory Essay
William Schubert
19. Curriculum Inquiry
Edmund Short
20. Curriculum Policy Research
Robin Enns
21. Hidden Research in Curriculum
David T. Hansen, Rodino Anderson, Jeffrey Frank, and Kiera Nieuwejaar
22. Reenvisioning the Progressive Tradition in Curriculum
Barry Franklin, and Carla Johnson
23. What the Schools Teach: A Social History of the American Curriculum Since 1950
J. Wesley Null
24. Curriculum Development in Historical Perspective
William F. Pinar
25. Curriculum Theory Since 1950: Crisis, Reconceptualization, Internationalization
F. Michael Connelly, Shi Jing Xu
26. The Landscape of Curriculum and Instruction: Diversity and Continuity
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Part Editors
About the Consulting Authors
About the Contributing Authors
Key features

The Sage Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction:

  • presents a different vision or reconceptualization of the field;
  • presents a comprehensive and inclusive set of authors, ideas and topics;
  • is global rather North American parochial;
  • recognizes that curriculum and instruction is broader in scope than is suggested by university research and theory;
  • reflects post-1992 changes in curriculum policy, practice and scholarship;
  • represents a rethinking of how school subject matter areas are treated.

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