The Curriculum of the Future

From the 'New Sociology of Education' to a Critical Theory of Learning

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Author: Michael F. D. Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135710090

Category: Education

Page: 216

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In this important book the author looks back on the 'knowledge question'. What knowledge gets selected to be validated as school knowledge or as part of the school curriculum, and why is it selected? Looking forward, Young discusses how most developed countries have high levels of participation in post-compulsory education, but still use curricula designed for a time when only the elite pursued further education. He argues the need to rethink post-16 education to shift focus onto vocational education, school-work issues and lifelong learning.

Knowledge and the Future School

Curriculum and Social Justice

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Author: Michael Young,David Lambert,Carolyn Roberts,Martin Roberts

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472534549

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Written at a time of uncertainty about the implications of the English government's curriculum policies, Knowledge and the Future School engages with the debate between the government and large sections of the educational community. It provides a forward-looking framework for head teachers, their staff and those involved in training teachers to use when developing the curriculum of individual schools in the context of a national curriculum. While explaining recent ideas in the sociology of educational knowledge, the authors draw on Michael Young's earlier research with Johan Muller to distinguish three models of the curriculum in terms of their assumptions about knowledge, referred to in this book as Future 1, Future 2 and Future 3. They link Future 3 to the idea of 'powerful knowledge' for all pupils as a curriculum principle for any school, arguing that the question of knowledge is intimately linked to the issue of social justice and that access to 'powerful knowledge' is a necessary component of the education of all pupils. Knowledge and the Future School offers a new way of thinking about the problems that head teachers, their staff and curriculum designers face. In charting a course for schools that goes beyond current debates, it also provides a perspective that policy makers should not avoid.

The Future of the Curriculum

School Knowledge in the Digital Age

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Author: Ben Williamson

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026231519X

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Although ideas about digital media and learning have become an important area for educational research, little attention has been given to the practical and conceptual implications for the school curriculum. In this book, Ben Williamson examines a series of contemporary curriculum innovations in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia that reflect the social and technological changes of the digital age. Arguing that the curriculum is always both forward- and rearward-looking, Williamson considers how each of these innovations represents a certain way of understanding the past while also promoting a particular vision of the future.The curriculum initiatives are all examples of what Williamson calls "centrifugal schooling," expressing a vision of education and learning that is decentered, distributed, and dispersed, emphasizing networks and connections. In centrifugal schooling, a curriculum is actively assembled and improvised from a heterogeneous mix of people, groups, coalitions, and institutional structures. Participants in curriculum design and planning include local governments, corporations, foundations, charities, and nongovernmental organizations. Among the curriculum innovations Williamson examines are High Tech High, a charter school network in San Diego that integrates technical and academic education; Opening Minds, a "competence-based" curriculum used in 200 British secondary schools; and Quest to Learn, a "school for digital kids" in New York City (with a sister school in Chicago). He also describes two major partnerships: the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, which advocates for "21st century readiness" for American students; and the Whole Education Alliance in Britain, a network of "third sector" educational organizations.

Knowledge and the Future of the Curriculum

International Studies in Social Realism

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Author: B. Barrett,E. Rata

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137429267

Category: Education

Page: 238

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This collection explores why powerful knowledge matters for social justice and discusses its implications for curriculum and pedagogy. The contributors argue that the purpose of education is to provide all students with access to powerful knowledge so that they acquire the means to move beyond their experiences and enhance their lives.

Changing Schools for Changing Times

New Directions for the School Curriculum in Hong Kong

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Author: Kerry J. Kennedy

Publisher: Chinese University Press

ISBN: 9789629962319

Category: Education

Page: 246

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Examines curriculum development and implementation in Hong Kong.

Curriculum Internationalization and the Future of Education

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Author: Dikli, Semire,Etheridge, Brian,Rawls, Richard

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522527923

Category: Education

Page: 360

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In an effort to enhance the quality of education, universities and colleges are developing programs that help faculty and staff internationalize curriculum. These programs will purposefully develop the intercultural perspectives of students. Curriculum Internationalization and the Future of Education is a critical scholarly resource that examines the steps taken to diversify a number of courses from various disciplines and addresses the challenges with curriculum internationalization. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as active learning, student engagement, and grounded globalism, this book is geared towards academics, upper-level students, educators, professionals, and practitioners seeking current research on curriculum internalization.

Creating the Curriculum

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Author: Dominic Wyse,Vivienne Marie Baumfield,David Egan,Louise Hayward,Moira Hulme,Carmel Gallagher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415687691

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 151

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"Is there an 'ideal' primary school curriculum? Who should decide what the curriculum is? Should teachers have autonomy over how they teach? The curriculum is the heart of what teachers teach and learners learn: effective teaching is only possible with an effective curriculum. Yet in spite of its importance, there has been a crisis in curriculum that has been caused in large part by governments assuming direct control over the curriculum, assessment, and increasingly, pedagogy. Creating the Curriculum tackles this thorny issue head on, challenging student and practising primary school teachers to think critically about past and present issues and to engage with a new wave of curriculum thinking and development. Considering curriculum construction and its impact on teaching and learning in the four countries of the UK, key issues considered include: - Who should decide the curriculum, its aims and its values - The extent to which issues in primary education swing back and forth - Subjects versus thematic organisation, stages and phases, progression, breadth and balance - Prescription versus teacher autonomy - The key features of effective classroom practice - Strategies for assessing the whole curriculum - How language in the classroom influences curriculum design - Understanding curricula in the context of children's social and personal circumstances - Creativity, curriculum and the classroom Illustrated throughout with strategies and case studies from the classroom, Creating the Curriculum accessibly links the latest research and evidence with concrete examples of good practice. It is a timely exploration of what makes an effective and meanginful curriculum and how teachers can bring new relevance, motivation and powerful values to what they teach"--

Understanding the School Curriculum

Theory, politics and principles

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Author: Alex Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136223398

Category: Education

Page: 198

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At a time of rapid social change and numerous policy initiatives, there is a need to question the nature and function of school curricula and the purposes of formal public education. Comparing curriculum developments around the globe, Understanding the School Curriculum draws on a range of educational, philosophical and sociological theories to examine the question ‘What is a curriculum for?’ In considering different answers to this fundamental question, it explores a range of topical issues and debates, including: tensions and dynamics within curriculum policy The implications of uncertainty and rapid social change for curriculum development the positive and negative influence of free market ideologies on public education the impact of globalization and digital technologies arguments for and against common core curricula and state control It examines the possibility of a school curriculum that is not shaped and monitored by dominant interests but that has as its founding principles the promotion of responsibility, responsiveness, a love of learning, and a sense of wonder and respect for the natural and social world. Understanding the School Curriculum is for all students following undergraduate and Masters courses in curriculum, public policy and education-related subjects. It is also for all training and practising teachers who wish to combine a deeper understanding of major curriculum issues with a critical understanding of the ways in which ideologies impact on formal state education, and to consider ways of producing school curricula that are appropriate to the times we live in.

The Curriculum for 7-11 Year Olds

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Author: Jeni Riley Roy Prentice

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446237861

Category:

Page: 240

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As more Daleks try to take over education, it is a pleasure to read books that help repel them. The 12 chapters in The Curriculum for 7-11 year olds offer a healthy antidote to the Dalek style of teaching' - "Times Educational Supplement " This book affirms that although literacy and numeracy are crucial, they are not the only important subjects in the curriculum for 7 to eleven year olds. The authors believe that all children need a broad educational experience in these vital years of schooling. They put forward an approach to teaching and learning that embraces the diversity of ways in which individuals organize thought, communicate ideas, express feelings and engage in purposeful action. Written by subject specialists with extensive experience of the curriculum for 7 -eleven year olds, each chapter deals with central issues of teaching and learning in a particular subject, demonstrating the essential nature of the subject and its particular contribution to the education of children in the later phase of primary education. All chapters focus on the dual concerns of subject content and subject application, and the first chapter discusses thinking and learning in the context of this stage of children's development. The book will heighten teachers' awareness of what is particular to a subject, and its potential contribution to children's learning.

Critical Perspectives on the Curriculum of Teacher Education

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Author: Thomas Stewart Poetter,Thomas Lee Goodney,Jennifer L. Bird

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761829386

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Critical Perspectives on the Curriculum of Teacher Education is a collection of papers, written by students in a widely recognized doctoral program in curriculum and educational leadership. The editors have compiled these papers to discuss key ideas and present new possibilities for teachers, in terms of formal and informal curriculum interventions. This book will challenge readers to rethink long-standing assumptions that pass for conventional wisdom in the field.

The Ultimate Guide to Using ICT Across the Curriculum (For Primary Teachers)

Web, widgets, whiteboards and beyond!

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Author: Jon Audain

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441195858

Category: Education

Page: 176

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WHEN IT COMES TO USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM ARE YOU... ...a nervous beginner in need of tips for getting started? ...an expert user searching for some high-tech, creative activities? ...an ICT coordinator looking for advice on how to plan and implement your school provision? With the implementation of the new Primary Computing curriculum is the definitive guide to embedding ICT in all subjects across the primary school. From using digital cameras and Beebots to Twitter and mobile apps, the creative and up-to-date ideas in this book will motivate and engage your pupils and prepare them for the changing world of technology they are living in. As well as step by step instructions on how to use a variety of technologies effectively, this book covers e-safety and the digital child, planning and budgeting your provision and how to use technology to support children with special educational needs.

Subject Learning in the Primary Curriculum

Issues in English, Science and Maths

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Author: Jill Bourne,Mary Briggs,Patricia Murphy,Michelle Selinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134801602

Category: Education

Page: 344

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The emphasis on subject knowledge in primary curricula is a world-wide phenomenon and has become increasingly the focus of attention in England, with the introduction of the National Curriculum and the appointment of subject co-ordinators in schools. Yet what exactly constitutes a subject and its practice remains controversial. The book is organised into five parts. Part one examines the general aims of primary education, in order to give a background for a more detailed exploration of UK curriculum development. Parts two, three and four examine the core subjects of English, science and mathematics, whilst constantly bearing in mind the full range of views about the purpose of education and the nature of knowledge. Part five introduces key debates about approaches to knowledge, and raises issues about the future organisation of the curriculum. Subject Learning in the Primary Curriculum is the OU reader for Module 832, Teaching and Learning in the Primary Core Curriculum in the MA in Education.

Edutopias

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Author: Michael A. Peters,D. John Freeman-Moir

Publisher: Sense Publishers

ISBN: 9077874143

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Edutopias New Utopian Thinking in Education Michael A. Peters University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and John Freeman-Moir University of Canterbury, New Zealand Education has always been part of the search for the ideal society and, therefore, an important part of the utopian tradition in Western culture, politics and literature. Education has often served to define the ideal society or to provide the principal means of creating it. This unique collection of essays by well known scholars from around the world examines the role of edutopias in the utopian tradition, examining its sources and sites as a means for understanding the aims and purposes of education, for realizing its societal value, and for criticizing its present economic, technological and organizational modes. These essays will stimulate new thinking in ways that impinge on both theoretical and practical questions, as well as offering the reader a series of reminders of the ethical and political dimensions of education and its place in helping to build good and just societies. The collection is aimed at an audience of teachers and graduate students, although it will also be of interest to administrators, policy-makers and the general public interested in utopian thinking and its relation to education.

School Subject Teaching

The History and Future of the Curriculum

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Author: Ashley Kent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317844939

Category: Education

Page: 287

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Covering each of the core curriculum areas in turn, this is a reference on school subject teaching. The authors assess the development of teaching within each subject area since the 1944 Education Act up to the year 2000. Future challenges are also explored.

Collaborative Literacy

Using Gifted Strategies to Enrich Learning for Every Student

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Author: Susan E. Israel,Dorothy A. Sisk,Cathy Collins Block

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412916981

Category: Education

Page: 238

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The authors offer higher-level thinking and reading strategies that promote achievement for all students, with resources to build collaborative literacy, stimulate creativity, develop richer comprehension, and more.