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Developing the Curriculum, 8th Edition

By Peter F. Oliva, William R. Gordon II

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 23, 2012


In this practical resource, pre- and in-service educational administrators get step-by-step guidance in every aspect of the curriculum development process—from the underlying principles and concepts to the roles of school personnel, the components of the process, technology in curriculum and instruction, and the most up-to-date curriculum issues. An all-new chapter on The Digital Classroom gives readers a look at how technology is changing the classroom environment and helps them understand the new trends that allow today’s students to compete successfully in today’s global workplace. Included are numerous references to both historic and contemporary works that provide readers with an excellent synthesis of the principles and practices used to create an effective curriculum.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1    Curriculum and Instruction Defined

Chapter 2    Principles of Curriculum Development



Chapter 3    Curriculum Planning: A Multi-Level, Multi-Sector Process

Chapter 4    Curriculum Planning: The Human Dimension


PART III    Components of the Process

Chapter 5     Models for Curriculum Development

Chapter 6     Philosophy and Aims of Education

Chapter 7     Data-Driven Decision Making

Chapter 8     Curriculum Goals, Objectives, and Products

Chapter 9     Organizing and Implementing the Curriculum

Chapter 10    Instructional Goals and Objectives

Chapter 11    Selecting and Implementing Strategies of Instruction

Chapter 12    Evaluating Instruction

Chapter 13    Evaluating the Curriculum


PART IV CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Technology in Curriculum and Instruction

Chapter 14    Digital Curriculum


PART V   CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: Issues in Curriculum Development

Chapter 15   Current Curriculum Issues




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ISBN-10: 0-13-262751-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-262751-1

Format: Book

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