Originally published in 1979 with a second edition in 1985. A basic text for students of education and teachers who are coming to terms for the first time with the nature of the curriculum. It introduces the reader to the professional field that is of concern to all engaged in the practical enterprise of education in a way which provides a ‘feel’ for the preoccupations of the area and a ‘sense’ of its complexities. With annotated further reading included, the book reflects developments in all the major areas in curriculum design and evaluation and in effecting curriculum change, plus research and theory.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition 1. The Scope and Purpose of Curriculum Studies 2. Conceptions, Ideologies and the Curriculum 3. Changing the Curriculum 4. Curriculum Design 5. Curriculum Development 6. The Curriculum in Operation and in Context 7. Curriculum Evaluation 8. Curriculum Research 9. Curriculum Theory. Appendix
Review of the original second edition:
'...clear, well-written, carefully organised and scrupulously researched... ’ Journal of Curriculum Studies