Originally published in 1979. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Journal of Curriculum Studies. This edited collection of ten significant papers, five of them specially commissioned to critically survey a decade of intellectual effort in selected areas of curriculum studies, not only identifies the emerging frontiers in an important field within the study of education but also provides an excellent set of teaching and learning resources in an area where the usual text book can be counter-productive.
Introduction: Curriculum Studies in Retrospect and Prospect Philip H. Taylor Part 1: The Search For New Paradigms 1. Humanistic Trends and the Curriculum Field Elliot W. Eisner 2. The Reconceptualization of Curriculum Studies William F. Pinar 3. Nomothetic and Idiographic Approaches to the Evaluation of Learning Stephen Kemmis 4. An Action Frame of Reference as a Register for Curriculum Discourse Rex Oram Part 2: The Ideological Dimension 5. Curriculum, Culture and Ideology Frank Musgrove 6. Piaget, Marx and the Political Ideology of Schooling Barry A. Kaufman 7. Lessons from a Comprehensive School System for Curriculum Theory and Research Daniel Kallos and Ulf P. Lundgren Part 3: New Directions In Curriculum Research 8. Understanding the Curriculum: the Approach through Case Studies K. E.Shaw 9. Technology versus Craft; a Ten Year Perspective on Innovation Ernest R. House 10. Research into Classroom Processes: a Review of Ten Years’ Work Ian Westbury
Reissuing works originally published between 1971 and 1994, this collection includes books which offer a broad spectrum of views on curriculum, both within individual schools and the wider issues around curriculum development, reform and implementation. Some cover the debate surrounding the establishment of the national curriculum in the UK while others are a more international in scope. Many of these books go beyond theory to discuss practical issues of real curriculum changes at primary or secondary level. The Set includes books on cross-curricular topics such as citizenship and environment, and also guidance, careers, life skills and pastoral care in schools. A fantastic collection of education history with much still relevant today.