Curriculum: Alternative Approaches, Ongoing Issues by Colin J. Marsh

Curriculum: Alternative Approaches, Ongoing Issues

byColin J. Marsh, George Willis

Hardcover | June 1, 2006

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This compact, scholarly book treats creating a curriculum as an ongoing process, the product of which is a composite of what is intended (planned curriculum), what actually happens (enacted curriculum), and how what happens influences those involved (experienced curriculum). It proposes that desirable educational experiences arise when the interaction of these three curricula is flexible and evolving; and, therefore, the authors never advance specific, “best” practices or “most correct” answers to fundamental curriculum questions. Rather, through a finely honed discussion of essential theoretical and practical alternatives, they invite readers to develop their own points of view. Major discussions of postmodernism, autobiographical techniques, gender, and race. The book also includes coverage of recent actions by state governing agencies and boards of education and aligning curriculum with state standards. For professionals in the field of teaching.

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Title:Curriculum: Alternative Approaches, Ongoing IssuesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.2 × 7.8 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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A full decade has passed since the publication of the first edition of The LATEX Companion--a decade during which some people prophesied the demise of TEX and LaTEX and predicted that other software would take over the world. There have been a great many changes indeed, but neither prediction has come to pass: TEX has not vanished and the interest in LaTEX has not declined, although the approach to both has gradually changed over time.When we wrote the Companion in 1993, we intended to describe what is usefully available in the LaTEX world (though ultimately we ended up describing what was available at CERN in those days). As an unintentional side effect, the first edition defined for most readers what should be available in a then-modern LaTEX distribution. Fortunately, most of the choices we made at that time proved to be reasonable, and the majority (albeit not all) of the packages described in the first edition are still in common use today. Thus, even though "the book shows its age, it still remains a solid reference in most parts", as one reviewer put it recently.Nevertheless, much has changed and a lot of new and exciting functionality has been added to LaTEX during the last decade. As a result, while revising the book we ended up rewriting 90% of the original content and adding about 600 additional pages describing impressive new developments.What you are holding now is essentially a new book--a book that we hope preserves the positive aspects of the first edition even as it greatly enhances them, while at the same time avoiding the mistakes we made back then, both in content and presentation (though doubtless we made some others). For this book we used the CTAN archives as a basis and also went through the comp.text.tex news group archives to identify the most pressing questions and queries.In addition to highlighting a good selection of the contributed packages available on the CTAN archives, the book describes many aspects of the basic LaTEX system that are not fully covered in the LATEX Manual, Leslie Lamport's LATEX: A Document Preparation System. Note, however, that our book is not a replacement for the LATEX Manual but rather a companion to it: a reader of our book is assumed to have read at least the first part of that book (or a comparable introductory work, such as the Guide to LATEX) and to have some practical experience with producing LaTEX documents.The second edition has seen a major change in the authorship; Frank took over as principal author (so he is to blame for all the faults in this book) and several members of the LaTEX3 project team joined in the book's preparation, enriching it with their knowledge and experience in individual subject areas. The preparation of the book was overshadowed by the sudden death of our good friend, colleague, and prospective co-author Michael Downes, whose great contributions to LaTEX, andAMS-LaTEX in particular, are well known to many people. We dedicate this book to him and his memory.Frank MittelbachMichel GoossensJohannes BraamsDavid CarlisleChris RowleyFebruary 2004

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        The Character of Curriculum

Chapter 2        Curriculum History

Chapter 3        Approaches to Curriculum

Chapter 4        Curriculum Theorizing

Chapter 5        Curriculum Development and Change

Chapter 6        Curriculum Planning: Levels and Participants

Chapter 7        Curriculum Implementation

Chapter 8        Curriculum Evaluation and Student Assessment

Chapter 9        Politics and Curriculum Decision-Making


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Subject Index