The Curriculum Studies Reader
Routledge – 2009 – 454 pages
In this much-anticipated third edition of the best-selling anthology, David J. Flinders and Stephen J. Thornton once again bring together the best scholarship in curriculum studies. From John Dewey’s nineteenth-century creed to Nel Noddings’ twenty-first century aims, this thoughtful combination of new and timely essays provides a complete survey of the discipline coupled with concrete examples of innovative curriculum and an examination of contemporary topics. New to this edition are additional historical and contextual pieces from Maria Montessori and Jerome Bruner, and a thoroughly updated collection of contemporary selections, reflecting issues such as standardization, high-stakes testing, and globalization.
Carefully balanced to engage with the history of curriculum studies while simultaneously looking ahead to its future, The Curriculum Studies Reader continues to be the most authoritative collection in the field.
Praise for previous editions:
"This Reader is a beginning to study, not an ending. It invites readers to think carefully and, then, to join with colleagues in the construction of decisions about real curriculum questions in real schools for real students."
-- O. L. Davis, Jr., Catherine Mae Parker Centennial Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin
"…will be of interest to all who want to know why we teach what we teach in schools."
-- Harvard Educational Review
Preface to the Third Edition
Part One: Looking Back: A Prologue to Curriculum Studies
Introduction to Part One
1. Scientific Method in Curriculum-Making, Franklin Bobbitt
2. A Critical Consideration of the New Pedagogy in its Relation to Modern Science, Maria Montessori***
3. My Pedagogic Creed, John Dewey
4. The Public School and the Immigrant Child, Jane Addams
5. Dare the School Build a New Social Order? George S. Counts
6. The Rise of Scientific Curriculum-Making and Its Aftermath, Herbert M. Kliebard
Part Two: Curriculum At Education’s Center Stage
Introduction to Part Two
7. Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction, Ralph W. Tyler
8. Man: A Course of Study, Jerome S. Bruner***
9. Objectives, W. James Popham
10. Educational Objectives—Help or Hindrance? Elliot W. Eisner
11. The Daily Grind, Phillip W. Jackson
12. The Practical: A Language for Curriculum, Joseph J. Schwab
Part Three: Reconceptualizing Curriculum Theory
Introduction to Part Three
13. Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire
14. Curriculum and Consciousness, Maxine Greene
15. The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies, William F. Pinar
16. The Paideia Proposal, Mortimer J. Adler
17. The False Promise of the Paideia: A Cricitcal Review of the Paideia Proposal, Nel Noddings
18. Implementation as Mutual Adaptation: Change in Classroom Organization, Milbrey Wallin McLaughlin
19. Controlling the Work of Teachers, Michael W. Apple
20. How Schools Shortchange Girls: Three Perspectives on Curriculum, American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Part Four: After a Century of Curriculum Thought: Change and Continuity
Introduction to Part Four
21. HIV/AIDS Education: Toward a Collaborative Curriculum, Jonathan Silin
22. The Four R’s—An Alternative to the Tyler Rational, William E. Doll Jr.
23. Generational Ideas in Curriculum: A Historical Triangulation, Peter S. Hlebowitsh
24. High-Stakes Testing and Curriculum Control: A Qualitative Metasynthesis, Wayne Au***
25. Standardizing Knowledge in a Multicultural Society, Christine Sleeter and Jamy Stillman***
26. Outside the Core: Accountability in Tested and Untested Subjects, Leslie Siskin***
27. What Does it Mean to Say a School is Doing Well? Elliot W. Eisner
28. Subtractive Schooling, Caring Relations, and Social Capital in the Schooling of U.S.-Mexican Youth, Angela Valenzuela***
29. Teacher Experiences of Culture in the Curriculum, Elaine Chan***
30. Silence on Gays and Lesbians in Social Studies Curriculum, Stephen J. Thornton
31. Curriculum and Teaching Face Globalization, David Geoffrey Smith***
32. Gender Perspectives on Educating for Global Citizenship, Peggy McIntosh***
33. The Classroom Practice of Commons Education, C. A. Bowers***
34. The Aims of Education, Nel Noddings
***Denotes new additions for the Third Edition
David J. Flinders is Professor of Curriculum Studies in the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Stephen J. Thornton is Professor and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at University of South Florida.