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Curriculum Leadership
Strategies for Development and Implementation

Fifth Edition
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July 2018 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation helps current and aspiring administrators, teachers, and curriculum directors successfully restructure, enhance, and implement school K–12 curriculum. This foundational book highlights 21st century educational ideas and advocacy, while also remaining focused on tried and true strategies for meeting state and national standards in today’s diverse classrooms.

Featuring an array of new scholars, researchers, and case studies, the Fifth Edition: centers on the importance of teachers and teacher-leaders in the area of curriculum development; promotes the crucial role of special education and its contribution to the overall curriculum development process; and includes a renewed emphasis on concurrent learning and creating stimulating online discussions.

With the support of this thought-provoking and extensively researched text, readers will develop a working and thorough foundation of curriculum to effectively implement in the classrooms of the future.

 
Preface
 
PART I. FOUNDATIONS OF CURRICULUM
 
Chapter 1. The Nature of Curriculum
The Concept of Curriculum

 
The Types of Curricula

 
Components of the Curriculum

 
The Mastery, the Organic, and the Enrichment Curricula

 
The Hidden Curriculum

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 2. Curriculum History: The Perspective of the Past
Academic Scientism (1890–1916)

 
Progressive Functionalism (1917–1940)

 
Developmental Conformism (1941–1956)

 
Scholarly Structuralism (1957–1967)

 
Romantic Radicalism (1968–1974)

 
Privatistic Conservatism (1975–1989)

 
Technological Constructionism (1990–1999)

 
Modern Conservatism (2000–2009)

 
Technological Functionalism (2010–Present)

 
A Century Plus of Curriculum Trends in Retrospect

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Curriculum Approaches Can Challenge Administrators

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 3. Curriculum Theory
The Nature and Function of Curriculum Theory

 
Leadership in Curriculum Theory

 
Classifying Curriculum Theories

 
Organizational Leadership Models

 
Research Theory Into Practical Application

 
The Theoretical School of the Future

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Integrating Curriculum Theory

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 4. The Politics of Curriculum
Myths About U.S. Schools

 
Political, Cultural, and Socioeconomic Realities

 
An Overview of the Curriculum Influence Process

 
The Role of the Federal Government

 
Technological Functionalism (2010–Present)

 
Common Core State Standards

 
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

 
State Role in Curriculum

 
The Role of Professional Organizations

 
Guiding Preservice Teachers

 
Increasing Role of the Courts and Congress

 
Local Education

 
The Classroom Teacher

 
Technology and Elements of Change

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Building a Political Firewall

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
PART II. CURRICULUM PROCESSES
 
Chapter 5. Curriculum Planning
Goal-Based Model of Curriculum Planning

 
Locus of Planning Decisions

 
Organizational Structures

 
Identification and Allocation of Leadership

 
Importance of Integrity

 
Alignment of Educational Goals

 
Formulating a Curriculum Database

 
Planning a Calendar

 
Conducting a Needs Assessment

 
Organization and Evaluation of Resources

 
Teacher-Powered Professional Learning

 
Creating Teacher-Led Professional-Learning Strategies

 
Global Connections: Research and Practice

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Involving Community and Teacher-Leaders

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 6. Improving the Program of Studies
Reconceptualizing Programs of Study

 
Improving the Program of Studies

 
Global Connections

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Data Before Concepts

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 7. Improving a Field of Study
Reconceptualizing Fields of Study

 
Role of Collaborative Leadership

 
Improving the Field of Study

 
Mapping the Desired Curriculum

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Providing Diverse Teaching Strategies

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 8. Processes for Developing New Courses and Units
The Technological Process of Curriculum Planning

 
The Naturalistic Process of Curriculum Planning

 
The Inverse Design Process of Curriculum Planning

 
Preparing Schools for New Beginnings With Technology

 
Global Connections: Dual Systems in Korea

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: When Trivial Becomes Tragic

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues and Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
PART III. CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT
 
Chapter 9. Supervising the Curriculum: Teachers and Materials
Supervising the Taught Curriculum: Current Approaches

 
Elements of Supervision

 
Differentiated Professional Development

 
Maslow’s Theory of Human Needs

 
Supervising the Supported Curriculum

 
Supporting Culturally Revelant Teaching

 
Supporting Teaching and Learning With Technology

 
Global Connections: French Partnership

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Teacher-Leaders as Instructional Coaches

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 10. Curriculum Development and Implementation
Developing a Program Philosophy and Rationale Statement

 
Developing a Scope and Sequence, Program Goals, Objectives, Learning Outcomes, and Authentic Tasks

 
Global Connections: Narrowing the Achievement Gap

 
Leadership Truths for Curriculum Leaders

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Building Consensus by Committee

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
Notes

 
 
Chapter 11. Aligning the Curriculum
A Rationale for Curriculum Alignment

 
Philosophy Statement

 
Role of the Principal

 
Curriculum Design

 
Organizing the Alignment Project

 
Organizational Strategies

 
Utilizing Research for Curriculum Alignment

 
Monitoring and Evaluating Curriculum Alignment

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Making Adjustments Via Alignment

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 12. Curriculum and Teacher Evaluation
The Goals of Curriculum and Teacher Evaluation

 
Evaluation Models

 
Developing an Eclectic Approach

 
Evaluating a Field of Study

 
Measuring Effectiveness Versus Developing Teachers

 
Evaluation Program Guidelines

 
Evaluation Strategies for Success

 
Technology and Evaluation: The Final Piece of the Puzzle

 
Global Connections: Evaluation and Accountability

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Teaching to the Test

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
PART IV. CURRENT TRENDS IN THE CURRICULUM
 
Chapter 13. Current Developments in the Subject Fields
Developments in English Language Arts, Reading, and Writing

 
English Language Arts

 
Realities in Reading

 
Expanding a Culture of Writing

 
Dual Immersion Programs in English Language Arts

 
History–Social Studies

 
Mathematics

 
Science

 
Foreign Language

 
Education in the Arts

 
Physical Education and Health

 
Multicultural Education

 
Technology and Exponential Change

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: What Is Taught Versus What Should Be Taught

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 14. Current Developments Across the Curriculum
Thinking Skills

 
Improving Listening Skills

 
Improving Speaking Skills

 
English Language Learner Education

 
Leadership for Socially Diverse Groups

 
Accommodating Diversity

 
Innovation and 21st-Century Learning

 
Professional Learning and Technology

 
Global Connections: Canada’s Shifting Minds Model

 
Summary

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Developing and Sharing Strategies

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Chapter 15. Individualizing the Curriculum
Differentiated Instruction

 
Types of Individualized Instruction

 
Enhancing Teaching and Learning

 
PreK and Early Childhood

 
Social and Economic Considerations

 
PreK and Early Childhood

 
Social and Economic Considerations

 
Digital Citizens

 
Global Connections: Third Culture Kids

 
Applications

 
Case Study: Response to Intervention Issues

 
The Challenge

 
Key Issues or Questions

 
Webliography

 
References

 
 
Glossary
 
Index
 
About the Authors

Supplements

Instructor Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

 

    • A Microsoft® Word test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting personalized questions to assess students’ progress and understanding.
    • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for courses, and highlight essential content and features.
    • Exclusive access to various full-text SAGE journal articles that support and expand on the concepts presented in the chapters. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in the course for a robust classroom experience.
    • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
    • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi.
    • Lively and stimulating chapter activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
    • Web exercises direct readers to relevant websites to extend and reinforce learning and encourage further research on important chapter topics. 
    • All graphics from the text, including maps, tables, and figures, are available to create consistent formats for class presentations.

The organization and content of the text are well suited to the objectives of the course (master's level) in which it is intended for use. It provides enough foundational knowledge on the key topics to allow for easy supplementing using available research and peer-reviewed articles. Readability is good and concepts are explained clearly.

Dr Randy Hetherington
School Of Education, University Of Portland
March 7, 2019

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1: The Nature of Curriculum

Chapter 2: Curriculum History


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