Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice by Jon W. WilesCurriculum Development: A Guide to Practice by Jon W. Wiles

Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice

byJon W. Wiles, Joseph C. Bondi

Paperback | March 19, 2010

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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 ofCurriculum Development: A Guide To Practicealso 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.

Jon WilesandJoseph Bondihave served in education in the United States for over 30 years as teachers, administrators, researchers, and trainers. As a team, Wiles and Bondi have written nine books on curriculum, supervision, administration, and change in schools. Their consulting work with various agencies has taken them to 45 states and...
Title:Curriculum Development: A Guide to PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.8 inPublished:March 19, 2010Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0137153309

ISBN - 13:9780137153305

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Table of Contents

About the authors


Brief Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1         Curriculum in a New Global Age                                     1

              Defining Curriculum

              Structure and Principles in Curriculum Development

              History and Curriculum: Three Eras

              Global Reflections

              Foundations of Curriculum Planning

              A New Age of Curriculum

              Old Issues, New Impediments


              Additional Reading


Chapter 2         Philosophy and Curriculum Design                                  60

              A search for a Philosophic Attitude

              Critical Questions to be Answered

              The Struggle to Be a Decisive Leader

              Determinants of an Educational Philosophy

              Five Educational Philosophies

              Philosophy Preference Assessment

              Philosophies as Found in Schools

              The Learning Environment

              School Philosophy and Curriculum Design


              Additional Reading


Chapter 3         Managing Curriculum Development                                 107

              Establishing the Philosophy

              Formulating Goals

              Classifying Goals and Objectives

              Using Objectives to Order Learning

              Specifying Behavioral Objectives

              Assessing needs: Focusing for Results

              How Districts Improve Programs

              Comprehensive Planning

              Curriculum Management Plans

              Criteria for Evaluating Instructional Programs

              Assessing Educational Research


              Additional Reading


Chapter 4         Standards-Based Curriculum                                          150

              Origin of Standards

              Previous Reform Efforts

              The Latest Reforms

              Standards-Based Education

              How Standards Work in Schools

              Managing Standards-Based Programs

              The Role of Technology

              Re-Balancing Standards-Based Curriculums

              A Warning


              Additional Reading


Chapter 5         Curriculum Development in the Classroom                      217

              The Traditional Relationship

              Two Levels of Classroom Planning

              Choices: Learning Theory

              Teaching With a Cognitive Focus

              Interaction Patterns in the Classroom

              Collaborative Leadership in Curriculum

              Teachers as Leaders

              Providing Leadership: Specific Activities


              Additional Reading


Chapter 6         Elementary School Programs and Issues                          242

              The Pre-K-5 Elementary School Program

              Basis of the Elementary School Program

              Organizing the Curriculum

              Selection of Content

              Determining Appropriate Elementary School Curriculum Content

              Diverse Needs of Children

              Educating Children With Disabilities in a Regular Classroom

              Inclusion:  What Does it Mean?

              Gifted Students

              Other Students With Needs

              Learning Styles and Systems

              Organization and Grouping in the Elementary School


              Additional reading


Chapter 7         Middle School Programs and Issues                                292

              The Middle School: A Historical Perspective

              Functions of the Middle School

              Establishing an Identity for the Middle School

              The Middle School Student

              The Middle School Teacher

              Managing Middle School Programs

              Organizing for Instruction in the Middle School

              Comprehensive Planning for Middle Schools: A Review

              Role of technology

              Evaluating the Middle School

              New Standards for the Middle School

              The Middle School as a Part of the Total Curriculum


              Additional Reading


Chapter 8         Secondary school Programs and Issues               348

              Historical Development of the Secondary School

              Reform Movements in Secondary Education

              Recent Changes in the Secondary School

              The Changing Curriculum of the Secondary School

              Organizational Practices in the Secondary School

              Professional Visions for the Secondary School

              A Changing Country in a Changing World

              Improving Teacher Quality

              A Closing Note


              Additional Reading


Chapter 9         Global Perspectives of Curriculum                                   392

              Nations at Work

              The Many Faces of Curriculum Development

              Extrapolation to Local Conditions


              Additional Reading


Chapter 10       Technology, Curriculum, and the Future                          420

              Understanding and Responding

              Getting Started

              What Our Schools Are Doing


              Decline, Attack, Defection

              Home Schooling

              How Public Education is Responding

              Putting It All in Perspective

              Traditional Views of Education

              Radical and Postmodern Views of Education


              Additional Reading



               Resource A- Applications and Activities                                472

               Resource B-  Partial List of Organizations and Associations  488

               Affecting United States Education


Glossary                                                     501

References                                                 516


Editorial Reviews

"Of other curriculum texts, this one is the hallmark of historical information regarding curriculum development.  It contains solid information and is easy to understand." -- Barbara Rahal, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


"This textbook, in my judgment, is a top seller in the discipline. Therefore, it is a very good basic text for the discipline." -- Larry Cross, Governors State University