Critical Times in Curriculum Thought

People, Politics, and Perspectives

Edited by:
Marcella L. Kysilka, University of Central Florida

A volume in the series: Studies in the History of Education. Editor(s): Karen L. Riley, Auburn University at Montgomery.

Published 2011

This book is designed to be used at a master’s level for a degree in curriculum and instruction, teacher education or educational leadership. It could be used as a primary or a supplementary text. The book is divided into three parts: The first section focuses on the contributions of noted educators to the field of education: Florence Stratemeyer, (Haberman and Corrigan) Hilda Taba (Barbara Stern), Alice Miel (Jennifer Deets), Booker T. Washington (Karen Riley), Ralph Tyler (Gerald Ponder and Dixie Massey) and John Dewey (William Schubert and Heidi Schubert). The authors of these chapters focused on contributions that were “less: known, but particularly important in thinking about education. The second section of the book focuses on curriculum movements that were politically motivated and their impact on curriculum applications in the schools: Cold War/Sputnik (Peggy Moch), Civil Rights (William Ayers), Women’s Rights (Susan Brown), Bilingual/multicultural education (Gloria Contreras and Ron Wilhelm), and the growing economic divide (William Watkins). The last section of the book provides perspectives on factors that affected curriculum implementation as seen through the eyes of authors who have done considerable research in these areas: Social Justice (William Gaudelli and Dennis Urban), Integrated Curriculum (Lynne Bailey), The Comprehensive High School (Marcella Kysilka), Technology in the Curriculum (Gretchen Schwarz and Janet Dunlop) and Inclusive Curriculum (Allison Dickey)

The book could be used in Alternative Certification Programs as well as the chapters focus on issues that are common in the public school sector. The chapters are short and meaty and provide a thorough understanding of the people, politics and perspectives of the times.

Foreword, Edmund C. Short. Preface, Karen L. Riley. Acknowledgments. SECTION I: PEOPLE. Introduction. Florence Barbara Stratemeyer and the Creation of Teacher Education as a Field of Inquiry, Martin Haberman and Dean C. Corrigan. He Lifted the Veil of Ignorance From His People and Pointed the Way to Progress Through Education: Booker T. Washingtons Curriculum of Self-Help, Karen L. Riley. Extraordinarily Ordinary: Alice Miels Legacy for a New Generation of Curriculum Workers, Jennifer Deets. Nothing So Uncommon: Ralph W. Tyler and His Defining Perspective, Gerald Ponder and Dixie Massey. Hilda Taba: A Voice in the Wilderness, Barbara Stern. Overcoming Misconceptions in Actualizing Deweys Philosophy of Education, William Schubert and Heidi Ann Schubert. SECTION II: POLITICS. Introduction. A Curriculum of Civil Rights: Teaching the Taboo and Struggling Toward Freedom, William Ayers. Fighting for Gender Equity in Curriculum, Susan C. Brown. The Race to Space: Launching Fear and Blasting Off to Reform, Peggy Moch. Multicultural Teacher Education Through Aesthetic Inquiry, Gloria Contreras and Ron Wilhelm. Politics, Money, and Knowledge in The New Order, William Watkins. SECTION III: PERSPECTIVES. Introduction. Social Justice and Curriculum: A Terrain of Promise and Problems, William Gaudelli and Dennis Urban. A History of Curriculum Integration, Lynne Bailey. The Rise and Demise of the Comprehensive High School, Marcella Kysilka. Curriculum Studies, the No Child Left Behind Act, and Disability Studies: A Perfect Storm for Special Education? Allison Dickey. Its the Curriculum, Stupid! A Brief History of the Media and Media Literacy in American Schooling, Gretchen Schwarz and Janet Dunlop. About the Authors.