Curriculum As Conversation: Transforming Traditions of Teaching and Learning

Paperback | May 15, 1996

byArthur N. Applebee

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“Applebee's central point, the need to teach 'knowledge in context,' is absolutely crucial for the hopes of any reformed curriculum. His experience and knowledge give his voice an authority that makes many of the current proposals on both the left and right seem shallow by comparison.”—Gerald Graff, University of Chicago

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From the Great Books to the rise multiculturalism discussions of curriculum in American schools and colleges usually focus on what educators consider most worth knowing. In Curriculum As Conversation, Arthur N. Applebee argues that this approach it the curriculum debate reflects a fundamental misconception about the nature of knowledge...

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“Applebee's central point, the need to teach 'knowledge in context,' is absolutely crucial for the hopes of any reformed curriculum. His experience and knowledge give his voice an authority that makes many of the current proposals on both the left and right seem shallow by comparison.”—Gerald Graff, University of Chicago

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From the Great Books to the rise multiculturalism discussions of curriculum in American schools and colleges usually focus on what educators consider most worth knowing. In Curriculum As Conversation, Arthur N. Applebee argues that this approach it the curriculum debate reflects a fundamental misconception about the nature of knowledge...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 15, 1996Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226021238

ISBN - 13:9780226021232

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1: Introduction: The Role of Tradition
2: The Individual and Tradition
3: Deadly Traditions
4: Curriculum as Conversation
5: Characteristics of Effective Curricula
6: Structuring Curricular Conversations
7: Recent Curriculum Proposals as Domains for Conversation
8: Toward a Pedagogy of Knowledge-in-Action
9: Reconciling Conflicting Traditions
References
Index

From Our Editors

From the Great Books to the rise multiculturalism discussions of curriculum in American schools and colleges usually focus on what educators consider most worth knowing. In Curriculum As Conversation, Arthur N. Applebee argues that this approach it the curriculum debate reflects a fundamental misconception about the nature of knowledge and learning.