Chapter 1- The Field of Curriculum Counts Dewey Tyler
Curriculum Approaches • Behavioral • Managerial • Systems • Academic • Humanistic
Definitions of Curriculum • A plan for achieving desired goals or ends • The experiences of the learner • A system for dealing with people and processes • A field of study • Subject matter
Asking the right questions is crucial for addressing basic concerns in curriculum and for determining the basic concepts, principles, and research methods of the field.
Foundations of Curriculum • Philosophy • History • Psychology • Sociology
Philosophy Theory Research History Development Design Evaluation Policy As a Field of Study Domains of Curriculum
Theory and Practice • Theory: the most advanced and valid knowledge available that can be generalized and applied to many situations
The test of a good theory is whether it can guide practice. In reverse, good practice is based on theory.
Curriculum Workers • Curriculum Worker • Curriculum Supervisor • Curriculum Leader • Curriculum Coordinator • Curriculum Specialist
The Teacher and the Curriculum • The teacher should play a major role in planning, implementing, and evaluating the curriculum